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MINUTES 



SIXTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING 



Baptist State Convention 



NORTH CAROLINA 



HELD IN OXFORD, NORTH CAROLINA 

DECEMBER 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, 1897 



RALEIGH 

EDWARDS & BROUGHTON, PRINTERS 

1897 



OFFICERS. 

PRESIDENT : 

Rev. R. H. Marsh, D. D Oxford, N. C. 

VICE-PRESIDENTS : 

Rev. J. M. White Apex, K C. 

Rev. R. T. Vann, D. D Scotland Neck, N, C. 

Rev. C. B. Justice Rutherfordton, N. C. 

recording secretaries : 

N. B. Broughton Raleigh, N. C. 

Rev. Hight C. Moore Monroe, N. C. 

treasurer : 
J. D. BousHALL Raleigh, N. C. 

auditor : 
W. N. Jones "... Raleigh, N. C. 

corresponding secretary : 
Rev. John E. White Raleigh, N. C. 

trustees : 

Rev. W. C. Tyree Durham, N. C. 

Hon. C. M. Cooke Louisburg, N. C. 

Rev. Livingston Johnson Greensboro, N. C. 

T. H. Briggs, Esq Raleigh, N. C. 

Prof. L. R. Mills Wake Forest, N. C. 



CONSTITUTION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST STATE 
CONVENTION. 



1. The Baptist State Convention shall be compoeed of three male rep- 
resentatives from each white Association in the State in fellowship 
with us, or one annual male representative appointed by the churches 
for every ten dollars contributed to its funds : Provided, that no church 
shall have more than ten representatives, and of such male life mem- 
bers as have been made so by the payment of thirty dollars at any one 
time to the Treasurer for the objects of the Convention. No one shall 
be a member of the Convention who is not a member in good standing 
of a Baptist church in fellowship with us, and no other life mem- 
bers shall be made. 

2. The primary objects of the Convention shall be to encourage and 
support Wake Forest College ; to educate young men called of God to 
the ministry, and approved bj- the churches to which thej" belong ; to 
encourage education among all the people of the State ; to support the 
Gospel in all the destitute sections of the State and of the Southern 
Baptist Convention ; to send the Gospel to the nations who have it not ; 
to encourage the disti-ibution and study of the Bible and a sound 
religious literature ; to assist Baptist churches in the erection of suit- 
able houses of worship ; to encourage the proper care of indigent or- 
phan children and destitute and aged ministers of the Gospel, and to 
co-operate with the Southern Baptist Convention in all its departments 
of labor. 

3. The Convention shall meet annually, on Thursday night after the 
first Sunday in December. 

4. The officers of the Convention shall be a President, three Vice- 
Presidents, a Recording Secretary and an Assistant, a Corresponding 
Secretary, a Treasurer, an Auditor, and five Trustees, all of whom, 
except the Trustees (who shall serve during the pleasure of the Conven- 
tion) shall be elected annually. 

5. The President shall preside and enforce order in accordance with 
Dr. Mell's Parliamentary Practice. One of the Vice-Presidents shall 
preside in the absence of the President. 

6. The Recording Secretary and his Assistant shall record the pi'o- 
ceedings, collect and preserve statistics of the denomination, and pub- 
lish and distribute the Minutes. 

7. The Treasurer sliall receive all funds represented in the Conven- 
tion ; make public acknowledgement of the same each week through 
the Biblical Recorder ; give his bond to the Trustees ; forward, at least 
once a month, all contributions to their destination ; at every meeting 



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of the Convention make a full report of his receipts and disbursements, 
and, on retiring from his office, turn over to his successor all moneys, 
papers and books belonging thereto. 

8. The Trustees shall secure and hold the title to any and all property 
belonging to or wliich may be acquired by the Convention, and take 
a suiiicient bond of the Treasurer. The terms, conditions and amount 
of the bond shall be fixed by the Trustees, and in case the Treasurer 
shall refuse or neglect to give his bond within thirty days after his 
election, the Trustees shall have power to elect a Treasurer. They shall 
report annually to the Convention. 

9. The Auditor shall, prior to each annual meeting of the Convention, 
examine carefully all the receipts, disbursements, vouchers, papers and 
books of the Treasui-er. and his certificate to the facts in the case shall 
be attached to the Treasurer's report. 

10. The Corresponding Secretary shall solicit contributions to the 
objects of the Convention ; assist the Board of Missions and Sunday 
Schools in the employment and payment of missionaries, and labor to 
promote the cultivation and development of Christian benevolence. 

11. The Education Board shall, so far as it may be able, assist promis- 
ing and indigent yovmg ministers seeking to prepare themselves for the 
more efficient preaching of the Gospel. 

12. The Board of Missions and Sunday Schools shall encourage the 
churches to give liberally to all the objects of the Convention ; so far as 
the means at its disposal will allow, supply all destitute portions of the 
State with faithful and efficient ministers of the Gospel : give pecuniary 
aid, as far as can be secured, for building houses of worship at proper 
points in the State, and in cases where pecuniary aid cannot be given, 
commend them to the beneficence of the churches ; encourage the dis- 
tribution and study of the Bible and a sound religious literature in the 
homes, in the churches and in the Sunday Schools ; encourage Sunday 
School Conventions and Institutes ; continue, and so far as it may be 
able and the growth of this work may require, enlarge the Baptist 
Book Store, and co-operate with all missionary and Sunday School 
work of the Southern Baptist Convention. 

18. That a committee of fifteen members of the Board of Missions and 
Sunday Schqols be appointed, to whom shall be entrusted the Sunday 
School and Colportage work conducted by the Convention, the com- 
mittee to be selected by the Convention annually. That it shall be the 
duty of the committe to manage the Baptist Book Store at Raleigh, 
and to them shall be committed the appointment of a Sunday School 
Secretary, or Secretaries, to prosecute the Sunday School work within 
the bounds of the Convention. That the committee shall provide for 
establishing new Sunday Schools and increasing the efficiency of ex- 
isting Sunday Schools, for holding Sunday School Institutes in the dif- 
ferent Associations of the Convention, and to organize the Baptist Sun- 



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da}' School workers of the State. The committee is directed to report 
to the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools, and tlirough them to the 
Baptist State Convention annually. 

14. There shall be an Auditor of tlie Baptist Book Store who, prior to 
each annual meeting of the Convention, shall examine carefully all 
the receipts, disbursements and expenditures, vouchers, papers, books 
and stock on hand, and his certitlcate to the facts in th.^ case shall be 
attached to the report on the Book Store. 

lo. The Board shall be ajipointed annually, and report to each session 
of the Convention. 

16. The Convention year sliall close one week before the annual meet- 
ing of the boij'. 

17. The Boards of the Convention shall fix the compensation of their 
respective officers, and that of the Treasurer and Corresponding Secre- 
tary of the Convention. 

18. The Constitution may be changed or amended at any annual ses- 
sion by two-tliirds of tlie representatives present voting in the affirma- 
tive. 



BOARDS OF THE CONVENTION, 

For 1897-'98. 



BOARD OF MISSIONS AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

John E. Ray, Chairman; John E. White, Corresponding Secretary ; 
J. H. Alford, G. M. Allen. J. S. Allen. J. D. Boushall, C. B. Edwards, A. 
D. Hunter, J. B. Boone, J. M. Broughton, A. B. Forrest. S. W. Brewer, 
N. B. Broughton, J. C. Caddell, J. W. Carter, H. W. Norris. W. C. 
Douglass, J. C. Ellington. W. R. (Jwaltney, F. P. Hobgood, J. N. Hold- 
ing. E. C. Holleman, C. J. Hunter. W. N. Jones, W. A. Montgomeiy, 
T. E. Skinner, A. M. Simms, H. L. Watson, W. T. Faircloth, J. D. Huf- 
ham, H. C. Dockery, C. M. Cooke. W. L. Poteat, John T. Pullen, J. W. 
Bailey, J. H. Weathers, J. B. Brewer, J. S. Hardaway. J. P. Wyatt, 
B. W. Spilman, A. C. Barron, J. A. Mundy, R. N. Simius. W. R CuUom. 

Ashe and Alleghany. J. Ellis; Atlantic, C. W. Blanchard; Alexander, 
L. P. Gwaltney; Beulah, J. E. Jordan: Bladen, Wm. Brunt; Brier 
Creek; Brushy Mountain. J. L. Hemphill; Caldwell, J. V. McCall; Cedar 
Creek, R. W. Horrell: Central, P. A. Dunn; Catawba River, J. H. Hoff- 
man ; Cape Fear ; Chowan, T. B. Boushall; Columbus; Eastern. L. R. 
Carroll; Elkin; Flat River. T. H. Street: French Broad; Or een River, 
T. B. Justice; Kings Mountain, G. M. Webb; Liberty; Little River, M. 
Holleman; Mecklenburg and < abarrus. R. H. Jordan; Mitchell; Mont- 
gomery; Mt Zion. G. J. Dowell; Pee Dee, J. G. Blalock; Piedmont, R. 
W. Brooks; Pilot Mountain, H. A. Brown; Raleigh. J. M. White; Robe- 
son, E. K. Proctor, Jr.; Sandy Creek, C. L. Greaves; South Fork, W. A. 
Graham; South River; South Yadkin, G. H. Church; Stanly; Tar River; 
Three Forks, W. S. Farthing; Union, H. C. Moore; West ( howan; Yad- 
kin. V. M. Swaim; Yancey. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL AND COLPORTAGE COMMITTEE. 

N. B. Broughton, Chairman; A. M. Simms, Jno. E. White, W. N. 
Jones, John E. Ray. S. W. Brewer. W. C. Douglass, W. L. Poteat, 
JohnT. Pullen, J. D. Boushall. J. W. Bailey, J. H. Weathers, J. W. 
Carter. R. N. Simms. J. B. Brewer, J. M. Broughton, W. R. CuUom. 



BOARDS OF THE CONVENTION. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 



W. L. Poteat, W. R. Gwaltney, W. B. Royall, D. W. Allen, C. E. 
Brewer, J. M. Brewer, J. B. Carlyle, L. Chappell, W. B. Dunn, G. W. 
Paschal, P. W. Johnson. L. R. Mills, J. B. Powers, F. M. Purefoy, N. 
Y. GuUey, C. E. Taylor. J. F. Lanneau, John Mitchell, W. R. Cullom, 
AV. A. Montgomery. W. J. Ferrell, J. C. Caddell, T. E. Holding, J. H. 
Gorrell. B. F. Sledd, J. C. Fowler. W. C. Parker, L. N. Bagley. 



MINISTERIAL RELIEF BOARD. 

W. C, Tyree, G. J. Dowell, J. F. McDuffie, N. B. Broughton, H. A. 
Fonshee, H. A. Reams. T. E. Cheek. J. L. Markham. J. S. Hardaway, 
T. H. Street. O. C. Horton. 



ORPHANAGE BOARD. 

John Mitchell, President, Wake Forest; Thomas Carrick. Secretai'y, 
High Point; Noah Biggs, Scotland Neck; John C. Scarborough, Mur- 
freesboro; Dennis Simmons. Williamston: F. P. Hobgood. Oxford; Dr. 
R. D. Fleming, Warrenton; John B. Brewer, Wake Forest: W. R, 
Gwaltney, Wake Forest: John Markham, Durham; H. C. Dockery, 
Rockingham; M. L. Kesler, Rocky Mount; Dr. S. J. Montague, Winston; 
H. F. Schenck, Cleveland Mills; J. D. Brevard, Shelby; E. Frost, Cana; 
Walter Daniel, Weldon: L. Johnson, Greensboro. 



LIST OF DELEGATES. 



ATLANTIC ASSOCIATION. 

First Church. Goldshoro — James Long. 

Kinston — C. W. Blanchard. 

LaGrange — J. W. Rose. 

Middle Street. Newbern— Samuel J. Porter. 

Tabernacle. Xeivbem — H. H. Mashburn. H. B. Dutfj-. 

BLADEN ASSOCIATION. 

White Oak — William Brunt. Winnie. 

BRrSHY MDUNTAIN ASSOCIATION. 

Moravian Falls— W. R. Bradshaw. North Wilkesboro. 

CALDWELL COUNTY ASSOCIATION. 

Lenoir — J. V. McCall. J. G. Pulliam. 

CATAWBA RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Morganton — E. McK. Goodwin. 

CEDAR CREEK ASSOCIATION. 

Burgair—R. W. Horrell. Hope Mills. 
Cnmberland Union — E. J. Edwards. Cedar Creek. 

CENTRAL ASSOCIATION. 

Forestville—F. A. Dunn. D. W. Allen : L. N. Chappell, Wakefield. 

Franklinton—A. A. Butler. R. B. White. 

Neir Hope—R. J. Buflfaloe. Raleigh 

Raleigh. First Church— J. W. Carter. C. J. Parker. D. T. Johnson, 
Carey J. Hunter. John E. Ray. J. W. Bailey. W. N. Jones. H. L. Wat- 
son, T. E. Skinner. 

Rolesville—O. Rogers, J. F. Ragan. Youngsville. 

Wake Forest— C. E. Taylor, W. L. Poteat. John B. Brewer. J. B. 
Carlyle, John Mitcliell. J. C. Caddell, W. B. Royall. W. R. Gwaltney, 
Chas. E. Brewer. 

West Raleigh— A. L. Betts. Raleigh. 

Youngsville — S. E. Pierce. Jack Winston. 



LIST OF DKI.KGATElS 



CHOWAN ASSOCIATION. 



Coinjock — N. P. Stallings, Moyock. 

Edenton—W. F. Watson: John E. White, Raleigh. 

Eureka — E. S. Pierce, Pantego. 

Elizabeth City—W. S. Penick, W. N. Gregory, E. F. Pritchard. 

Hertford — Josiah Elliott. 

Reiinoldson—W. B. Waff. 

Salem— John T. Davis. 

Saicyer's Creek— J. D. Hufham, Henderson ; T. B. Boushall. Belcross. 

Shiloh—J. H. Morisette. 

Woodville—J . Paul Spence, Elizabeth City. 

EASTERN ASSOCIATION. 

Brooklyn — D. L. Gore, Wilmington. 

Johnson — W. L. Bilbro. Warsaw. 

Souihside—F. H. Farrington and J. B. Harrell. Wilmington. 

Warsaui—L. R. Carroll. 

Wilmington, First Cliurch—WiW. B. Oliver. 

ELKIN ASSOCIATION. 

Liberty Oroide — J. W. Burchett, h'onda. 

FLAT KIVER ASSOCIATION. 

j^rbor—W. T. Creath, Elmo, Va. 

Bethel— J. A. Beam, Ruffin Moody, S. C. Hmiiphries, Bethel Hill. 

Bethany — W. A. Malone, Moriah. 

Enon—B. F. Hester, J. F. Cm-rin, E. A. Howard, and J. M. Phipps, 
Oxford. 

Grassy Creek— B. F. Winston, W. T. Yancey, and J. R. Ragsdale, 
Adoniram. 

Hesters— R. W. Hobgood and Lawson Knott, Sunset. 

Island Creek— R. G. Norwood and D. V. Knott, Dexter. 

Mill Creek— G. T. Watkins. Clarksville, Va. 

3It. Zion—M. Blalock, J. S. Jones. S. O. Briant, and N. J. Jones, 
Culbreth; S. L. Howard, S. R. O'Brian, W. R. Cox, Berea ; J. T. 
Denny, Center Grove: B. D. Howard, Oxford. 

Oxford— J. S. Hardaway, R. H. Marsh. J. A. Stradley, H. M. Shaw, 
F. W. Hancock. A. C. Parham. J. M. Currin, J. H. Long, A. Hobgood, 
J. B. Roller, F. P. Hobgood, S. W. Parker, W. D. Currin. B. S. Royster. 

Wilto7i — J. R. Pace. 

Po2Dlar Creek— R. M. Currin. Oxford ; G. W. Wright, Carlton. 

Roxboro — W. B. Morton. 

Sharon — W. A. McFarland, Berea. 

State Line — J. S. Royster, Bullock. 



10 LIST OF DKI^EGATES. 

FRENCH BROAD ASSOCIATION. 

Mars HiU—T. M. Honeycutt, S. W. Hall. 
Paint Gap—C. C. Metcalf. Briggsville. 

GREEN RIVER ASSOCIATION. 
Rutherfordton — C. B. Justice. 

king's MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION. 

King's Mountain — A. M. Ros.s. 

Neio Hope — C. E. Gower, Lincolnton. 

Shelby— R. F. Tredway, E. Y. Webb, G. M. Webb. 

Zion — A. C. Irvin. Pearl. 

LIBERTY ASSOCIATION. 

Lexington — James Smith, Henry Sheets. 
Mt. Airy— J. H. Lamberth, Lexington. 
Orphanage — W. H. Rich, J. B. Boone, J. D. Newton. 
Piny Orove — C. M. Wall. Wallbiirg. 

LITTLE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Buie's Creek — J. A. Campbell, Poe's. 

Central — J. M. Holleman. Apex. 

Cumberland Union — S. W. Oldham, Grotto. 

Dunn — J. A. Taylor. 

Friendship — A. L. Byrd, Bunn's Level. 

Lillington — John A. Rodgers. 

Piny Grove— G. B. Alford. Holly Springs. 

MECKLENBURG AND CABARRUS ASSOCIATION. 

Tryon Street. Charlotte — A. C. Barron, R. H. Jordan. 
Twelfth Street, Charlotte— l^. R. Pruett. 
Concord — J. J. Payseur, E. B. Lewis. 

MT. ZION ASSOCIATION. 

Burlington — J. S. Corpening. 

Chapel Hill — F. L. Cleveland, T. Hume, J. W. Watson, Saxapahaw. 
East Durham — O. C. Horton. 

Durham, First Church — W. C. Tj-ree, H. A. Reams, W; H. Edwards, 
A. L. Phipps, Robert Holloway. 
Durham, Second Church — G. J. Dowell, Z. P. Council. 
Mt. Adah — J. H. Vernon, Cedar Grove. 
Olive Chapel— W. S. Olive, Apex. 



LIST OF DELEGATES. 11 

PEE DEE ASSOCIATION. 

Steele's Mills — C. P. Jones. Rockingham. 
Wadesboro—C. T. Ball. 

PIEDMONT ASSOCIATION. 

High Point — J. M. Hilliard, Greensboro. 

Leaksville —John Sweaney. 

Reidsville — J. A. Mundy. 

Washington Street, Greensboro — Livingston Johnson. 

PILOT MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION. 

Leaksville — D. F. King. 

Winston, First Church — H. A. Brown. 

RALEIGH ASSOCIATION. 

Apex — M. A. Adams. 
Cary — W. H. Young, Lillington. 

Green Level— G. M. Beavers, Wake Forest, S. F. Scott, Ewing. 
Holly Springs — H. W. Norris, Ballentine's Mills. 
Inicood — O. L. Stringfield, Raleigh. 
Salem — J. M. "White, Apex. 
Smithfield — W. H. Davis. 
Sioift Creek — A. D. Hunter, Carj-. 

Tabernacle, Raleigh — A. M. Simms, N. B. Broughton, J. S. Allen, R. 
N. Simms, T. B. Moseley, B. W. Spilman, J. R. Barkley. 

ROBESON ASSOCIATION. 

Maxton — W. M. Jones, 
Red Springs — J. D. Moore. 

SANDY CREEK ASSOCIATION. 

Carthage— W. C. Petty. 

Pittsboi^o — Chas. L. Greaves. 

Love's Creek— 3. D. Dorsett, Silk Hope. 

SANDY RUN ASSOCIATION. 

Henrietta — J. E. Herring. 

SOUTH FORK ASSOCIATION. 

Gastonia — C. H. Durham. 

Hickory— C S. Cashwell, S. P. Hatten. 

SOUTH RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Fayetteville— John A. Gates, Jr. 

Salem— W. C. Barrett, S. A. Howard, Ora. 



12 LIST OF DKLEGATES. 

SOUTH YADKIN ASSOCIATION. 

Farmington — J. H. Rich. 
Netv Hope — J. H. Booth. Catawba. 
Society — J. B. Hohiian, Cool Spring. 
Salishtn-y — M. E. Parrisli. 
Statesville—G . H. Churcli. J. C Turner. 

STANLEY ASSOCIATION. 

Albeviarle — John W. Suttle. 
Falmerville — E. F. Eddins. H. Morris. 

TAR RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Ephesus — J. W. Coppedge. Wakefield. 

Greenville — A. W. Setzer. 

Halifax — J. A. McKaughan. 

Hamilton— J. H. Sherrod. 

Henderson— T. M. Pitman, J. T. Elmore, R. S. Wester. W. W. Par- 
ker, W. D. Horner. R. B. Hayes. A. W. Stewart. S. Dean, W. B. Shaw. 
T. P. Stewart. 

Louisbnrg — E. F. Early. J. S. Meadows, Forrest Smith, Josiah Crudup. 

Littleton — L. W. Bagley. 

Peach Tree — J. S. Printer. Spring Hope. 

Scotland Neck—R. T. Vann. 

Sharon — John T. Edmundson, Littleton. 

Tarhoro — N. S. Jones. 

Warrenton-R. D. Fleming, N. L. Shaw, T. J. Taylor. 

Weldon — R. G. Kendrick. Jr. 

Williamston — G. L. Fincli. 

UNION ASSOCIATION. 

Monroe — Hight C. Moore, R. F. Beasley. 
Waxhaic — T. L. Caudle 

WEST CHO\VAN ASSOCIATION. 

Aulander — A. W. Early. 

Cas/ne— R. D. Cross. Windsor. 

Hebron — D. Cole, Potecasi. 

Mt. Carmel — J. L. Harris and M. F. Long, Seaboard. 

Murfreesboro — John C. Scarborough, Samuel Saunders. 

Seaboard — Archibald Cree. 

YADKIN ASSOCIATION. 

Mountain View — K. Thomjjson. 
Rockford — J. G. Burrus. 



rvlINLITES 



North Caroliaa Baptist State Coaveation. 



SIXTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION. 

Oxford, N. C, December 9, 1897. 

The IS'orth Carolina Baptist State Convention met in its 
Sixt\'-Seventh Annual Session with the Oxford Baptist 
Church, at 7.30 p. m.. Thursihty, December 9, 1897. 

The introductory sermon was preached by A. C. Barron, 
of Charlotte. Text, Acts 1:«. 

President Marsh then assumed the c'lair and called the 
Convention to order. 

The following were appointed a Committee on Enrollment: 
B. S. Royster. W. ^\ Jones. D. L. Gore. L. R. Pruett. W. F. 
Watson, J. B. Carlyle and J. D. Boushall. The Committee 
reported 203 messengers present. 

On motion, T. E. Skinner cast the unanimous vote of the 
Convention for R. H. Marsh for President. 

The following were appointed a committee to nominate 
the remaining officers of the body: B. W. Spilman, J. C. 
Caddell, J. H. Lamberth, W. O. Allen, A. W. Setzer, J. M. 
Billiard and H. M. Shaw. 

Committee on Order of Business was appointed, as fol- 
lows: T. J. Taylor, L. Johnson, J. W. Bailey, J. D. Hufham, 
F. P. Hobofood, IT. A. Brown and J. B. Brewer. 

The following visitors were recognized and welcomed: A. 
E. Dickenson, editor Rdigiovs Herald, Richmond, Va.; A. 
J. S. Thomas, editor Baptist Courier, Greenville, S. C; T. C. 
Buchanan, representing Christian Index, Atlanta; R. G. 



14: MINUTES OF THE 

Seymour, of the American Baptist Publication Society, 
Philadelphia; I. T. Tichenor, Corresponding Secretary of 
Plome Mission Board, Atlanta; A. L. Purinton, representing 
Sunday School Board of Nashville; A. J. Barton, of the 
Foreign Mission Board. Richmond; A. T Robertson, South- 
ern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville. 

The Committee to nominate remaining officers made the 
following report, which was adopted : Secretaries, N. B. 
Broughton and Hight C. Moore; Auditor, W. N. Jones; 
Treasurer, J. D. Boushall; Vice-Presidents, J. M. White, R. 
T. Yann and C. B. Justice ; Corresponding Secretary, Jno. 
E. White. 

J. D. Hufham, for the Committee on Order of Business, 
made the following partial report, which was adopted : 

Friday. — 9.30 a. m. — Devotional Exercises. 
10 a. m. — Miscellaneous Business. 
10.30 a. m. — Home Missions. 

11.30 a. m. — Sunday School Publications, witli addresses of 30 minutes 
each by Drs. Seymour and Purinton. 
Adjoiunment. 

Address of welcome was delivered by J. S. Ilardaway, 
pastor of Oxford Baptist Church. Response was made by 
A. M. Simms on the part of the Convention. 

The Chair appointed the following Committee on Home 
Missions: W. B. Oliver, W. H. Reddish, J. W. Suttle, T. J. 
Ta^^lor, F. T. Wooten, J. D. Newton and Wm Brunt. 

Corresponding Secretary J. E. AVhite then presented the 
Sixty-Seventh Annual Report of the Board of Missions and 
Sunday Schools as follows : 

SIXTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF 
MISSIONS AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

It is with a deep sense of gratitude to God'^^for His divine guidance 
and blessing, and to the Baptist churches and people of North Caro- 
lina for their generous s>^npathy and support that we come to ren- 
der through the Convention assembled to them an account of our 
stewardship for the work committed to us during^the past year in 
this our Sixty-Seventh Annual Report. 



BAPTIST STATK CONVENTION. 15 

Your Board never greeted the Convention under happier auspices 
or with more cause for thanksgiving and congratulation. In the 
report submitted last year we expressed the ho[)e that •' we are just 
entering on a period of decided })eace. progi'css and jjrosiierity 
thnjughout our entire Zion." The results of the past year's history 
vindicate and substantiate the wisdom of tliat hoi)eful pi-ophecy. 

We are at ' peace. The brotherhood is undisturbed by factional 
strife. We have progress. The denominational face is to the front 
in Missions, Education and in all the work of the Convention. We 
have prosperity. The pastors have been blessed in their ministry. 
The churches have had large accessions to the membership. Eight 
thousand believers have been baptii^ed during^the year. Our Insti 
tutions already at work have been loyally supported. Those in 
course of establishment have met and are still meeting with the 
hearty sympathy and assistance of our people. And we may expect 
with confidence that if devotion to Christ, faithfxil adherence to His 
Gospel, and continued and uncompromising insistance on Baptist 
principles shall still characterize our undertakings, peace, progress 
and prosperity will be the heritage of our Zion in the years to come. 

The financial asi)ect of the year's work is a just source of pleasure 
to your Board. For the first time in the history of the Convention, 
the Treasurer reports as much as §15,000 received for State Missions. 
The largest amount rep(jrted in former years was §14,332.63. His 
report for the year just closed shows §15,356.07. This is^$5,394.94 
more than was received last year. The debt of §2,350 to our mis 
sionaries reported to the Convention at Morganton is paid. And 
every cent due the [missionaries for the year just ended has been 
paid except §350. The Board asks that a cash collection cover- 
ing this amount be secured during the present session. In view^ of 
the severe financial depression, felt especially in our country 
churches, we feel that this record is monumental. The praise for 
this result belongs to Grod, and to the churches and individuals who 
have responded so nobly to the needs of the work. 

Along with this report we submit statistical tables exhibiting 
the year's work — numerical and financial— by associations of the 
churches and Sunday Schools. These will be printed in the proper 
places in the minutes. 

RECOMMENDATION. 

The Board recommends to the Convention that an amendment be 
made by the Convention to the Constitution, section 3, by striking out 
"Thursday night" and substituting "Tuesday night," and that the 
Convention hereafter meet on Tuesday night to hear the annual ser- 
mon, and that organization be deferred until Wednesday morning. 



16 MINUTES OF THK 

CHURCHES ORGANIZED. 

The following newly organized churches have been reported to 
the Board. There are doxibtless others organized, but not reported. 
Sharon, Flat River Association ; Steele's Mill, Pee Dee Association ; 
Oak Ridge, Central Association ; Ayersville, Pilot Mountain Associa- 
tion ; Oak Grove, King's Mountain Association ; Corinth and New 
Home, Union Association; Mt. Pleasant, Mecklenburg and Cabarrus 
Association ; River View, South Fork Association ; Paylor's, Beulah 
Association ; Sherwood, Little River Association ; Enon Chapel and 
Bear Creek, Atlantic Association. 

State Missions. 

In this work the Baptists^of North Carolina have been divinely 
led and signally blessed. Year after year we have pressed forward 
in it until we have established mission jjoints and churches along 
the line of every railroad and in every county in the bounds of the 
Convention. There are one hundred and twenty prominent railroad 
towns and cities in North Carolina, the most of which now have self- 
supporting and contributing Baptist churches in which the'Baptist 
cause has been started, or aided in its struggles for existence and 
growth by the Board of Missions. Then, too, there are hundreds of 
well-to-do Baptist churches in other towns and country places that 
stand as witnesses to the wisdom and sviccessful prosecution of this 
work. The records show that in the last twenty years the'mission- 
aries of this Board have preached the Grospel in over three thou- 
sand neglected places, and organized on destitute mission fields over 
five hundred Baptist churches. Eternity's reckoning alone will re- 
veal the benefits and blessinps which have come to communities and 
individuals through the agency of State Missions in North Carolina. 

In this work during the year just ended the results achieved by 
our missionaries may, without disparagement, challenge compari- 
son with any of the Convention's history.' -^^;;^;;;;, 

We began the year with a debt of S2,350 to our missionaries. The 
Board desires to express its apju'eciation of their j^atience and sym- 
pathy under sometimes 'distressing circumstances. The fact that 
they themselves raised on their fields §1,300 for all objects, is full 
proof of their faithful devotion to the work of the Board. 

OUR MISSIONARIES. 

The names of the missionaries and the Associations in which they 
have done their work, are as follows : 

Ashe and Alleghany. — T. M. Duncan. 

AtlsLntic— J. M. Alderman, Benjamin Ward, G. N. Bray, R. D. 
Carroll, J. W. Rose, H. H. Mashburn. 



KAlMlsr SIAIK CoWKN'lloX. 17 

Beulah.— E. R. Harris. 

Brushy ]\[oui)tain. — A. T. Pardew. 

Central.— A. L. Betts. 

(.'ho wan.— G. G. O'Neill, T. (t. Wood, X. P. 8talling,s E. S. Pierce, 
W. R. Caraw-an, J. T. Riddick. 

Ea.stern.— J. B. Harrell, F. II. Farrins'ton, (K O. Tilley, J. H. llil- 
dreth, Is. A. Sheely, W. L. Bilbro, Joseph Aden. 

I'lldn. — Grant Oothren, B. F. Rollins. 

French Broad. — T. M. Honeycutt. 

(rreen River.— J. C. 8orreLs, C. 1). Graves, J. tS. Cori)ening-, B. K. 
Mason. 

King's ^lounrain. — (1. 31. "Webb, J. ^i. Bridges, A. M. Ross. 

Liberty. — W. H. Rich, J. A. Sunnney, H. Sheets, H. Morris. 

Little River. -J. A. Campbell, A. X. Campbell, J. ^l. Holleiuan. 
R. J. Bennett, H. W. Gaham, A. H. Gibbs. 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus.— J. J. Payseur, L. R. Pruett, J. R. 
Hawkins, F. H. Meyer, J. F. Morris. 

Mt. Zion.— W. A. Smith. W. A. Crabtree. J. F. McPuffie, J. W. 
Watson, J. ]\I. Hilliard, Alvis Andrews. 

Pee l>ee.— F. S. Wria-ht, W. J. Fnlford. 

Piedmont. — M. L. Ke.sler, J. L. Lane, (i. L. ]\lerrill, James Jor- 
dan, Thomas Carrick, J. A. Hackney. 

Pilot Mountain.— W. H. Wilson, W. A. Ayers, C. C. Hajnnore, R. 
L. Loftis, X. 8. Jones. 

Raleigh- W. H. DaAis, W. U. Page, W. M. Sorrell, G. W. Co]j- 
pedge. 

Robeson.— J. A. Smith. J. W. Cobb, J. D. Moore, R. A. Moore, J. 
J. Scott, W. M. Jones. 

Sandy Creek. — J. R. Moore. 

South Fork.- C. 8. Cashwell, J. A. Hoyle. 

South River — John Prevatte, G. A. Bain. 

South Yadkin.— D. P. Bridges J. N. Stallings, D. R. Myers. 

Stanley.— J. AV, Suttle. 

Tar River.— W. V. Savage, J. R. Pace, (x. L. Finch, J. O. xVlder- 
uian, F. T. Wooten, J. W. Powell, J. A. McKaughan, A. G. Wilcox, 
W. A. Fenell, Jno. T. Edmundson. 

Three Forks.— C. S. Farthing. 

Union.— A. B. Caudle. 

West Chowan. — S. B. Barnes, ]NL L. Green. 

Yadkin. — AV. A. Ayers. 

Yancey. — J. R. Naugle. 

Number of missionaries. 101. 



18 MINLTKS OF TH K 

STATISTICS OF WORK. 

Number of sermons preached 5,460 

Churches supplied - 248 

Out-stations supplied 1 65 

Persons and families religiously visited 12.685 

Persons baptized 1 .334 

Number added bj- letter - - 732 

Protracted meetings held 220 

Professed conversions 1 ,741 

Houses of w orship building 93 

Houses of worship finished this year 18 

Assisted in the organization of churches 17 

Number of Bibles and Testaments distributed 2.193 

Number of denominational tracts distributed 6,299 

Money collected. for support of pastor on field $27,272. 01 

For building or repairing house of worship 2,973. 29 

Value of church property on fields 90,500. 00 

For State Missions - - 564. 45 

For Associational Missions 228. 05 

For Foreign Missions 463. 60 

For Home Missions of Southern Baptist Convention 210.18 

For Ministerial Education 1 64. 62 

For Baptist Orphanage 239. 89 

For Sunday Schools and colportage 661 . 62 

For other objects 1 .898. 22 

Report of Sunday School work for the year is as follows: 

Number of .schools on fields 195 

Nimiber of pupils enrolled in same 9.959 

Number of officers and teachers in same 2,016 

Number of conversions from these schools 340 

Members of church at work in Sunday Schools 2,808 

New schools organized this j-ear 69 

Schools visited - 300 

Contributions for school expenses §747. 54 

Contributions for State Missions 37. 76 

Contributions for other objects 155.42 

NOTABLE POINTS. 

In Charlotte, Rev. L. R. Pruett began last year a mission Sunday 
School near the Gingham Mills, in a three -room factory cottage. 
Within a year that work resulted in a church— the 12th street— 
which now has one hundred and forty members, which is contribu- 
ting over §325 to the support of a pastor. 



BAPriST STATK CoNVKNTION. 19 

In Concord, brother J. J. Payseur lias i^aid off the old and harass 
ing church debt, and is preparing- to enlarge the church building to 
accJiumoLlate the gi-owiag intere.^t. 

In the Elkin Association, our missionary. Rev. Grant Cothren, 
has met \vith great success in his work. As an indication of the 
character of his work, a new association w^as organized November 
lit, from cburche.> from the Primitive Baptist Associations in Wilkes 
county, and churches from the Elkin a,nd Stoney Fork Associations. 
The indications are, that before another year is gone, this mover 
ment in that section will result in breaking down the organized 
anti-mission spirit thoroughly. 

In the Atlantic Association, our greatest and largest mission field, 
much good work has been done. There are signs pointing to a for- 
ward movement next year in this Association. There is a demand 
for the increase of our force of missionaries there. 

In the South Fork Association, the Board is gratified to report a 
well planned effort to press the work in several new fields. 

In the Tar River Association, itself a monument to the success of 
State Missions, it is the opinion of brethren who know^ that it will 
be only a short time before the immense area of destitution, reach- 
ing from Weldon to the Albemarle Sound, will have been reached 
and the fields become largely self-supporting. 

In Hyde county, our two missionaries, brethren Pierce and Cara- 
wan, report considerable progress. Another church has been oi'gan- 
ized and new stations opened. 

In McDowell county, brother J. C. Sorrels has organized ten 
churches in ten years, and regards his work for the past year as the 
most successful he has had. The Board would make mention of the 
splendid services rendered on that field during four months of the 
summer without money and without price from any source by 
brother C. D. Cxraves, who is now at the Seminary. 

At many other points which we have not space to mention, are to 
be found evidences of encouraging growth and progress. 



In the last report submitted, we expressed need for conveniently 
arranged literature to be f uriushed pastors and churches, to the end 
that they might be informed on State Missions. "We are glad to re- 
port that that need has been partially sapi>Iied by the publication 
of three tracts and leaflets, written by the Corresponding Secretary. 
Twenty thoumid have been distributed, and there is reason to be- 
lieve that much good has been accomplished through them. 



20 MINUTES OF THE 

CO-OPERATION. 

We submit ou opposite pag:e tlio report of colored luissionavies 
working under the plan of co-operation entered into two years ago 
by the Baptist State Convention, the Home Mission Board and Bap- 
tist Home ^^lission .Society of New York, together with the Colored 
Convention in North Carolina. Your Board is convinced that great 
good has been accomplished in this movement. The colored Bap- 
tists have more than fulfilled their part in raising their portion of 
the funds necessary to carry on the work. They fully appreciate 
our disposition to help them train and develop their people, and are 
showing themselves capable of development by more than meeting 
our expectations for this work. 



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Sunday Schools. 

The Comuiittee of fifteen from the Board, appohil ed at Grreens- 
boro and reappointed at Morganton, to whieli was committed the 
Sunday School work ui North Carolina, report as follows through 
the Board to the Convention : 

Your Comuiittee is glad to report a general quickening of interest 
in the Sunday School work during the year. 

On December 5th, our Sunday School missionary, Rev. B. W. Spil- 
man, becoming convinced that the condition of the Book Store, on 
Avhich the expenses of the work depended, was not such as to justify 
the arrangement under which lie had accepted the "vork, gave up 
the Book Store and took the field as a general missionary to arouse 
such interest in the work as might in the future, make possible a 
permanent arrangement for a larger effort than we are now making. 

It is but just to brother Spilmaii to report that he has been since 
March 1st doing this work i>ractically without salary 

Plans yet to be considered and passed upon by the Board of Mis- 
sions are in shape by which it is expected that we may during the 
next year place the Sunday School field work on a definite and 
more satisfactory basis. 

We submit a statement from our Sunday School missionary of 
the work he has done. 

UEPORT OF B. W. SPILMAN. 

Since Maicli 1st of this year I have been engaged in the Sunday Scliool 
work vmder the endorsement of the Sundaj' School Committee. The 
object in view is to organize and train the Sunday Scliool forces of 
North Carolina to the end that in every community there may be a 
well equipped evergreen Baptist Sunday School with a trained teaching 
force. The necessity for such work is ajiparent when it is remembered 
that between one-third and tliree-fourths of all the Baptist churches 
organized in tliis State had their origin in a Sunday School: that from 
eighty to ninety per cent, of our church members came in from the 
Sunday Schools, and that as a training school for developing active 
church workers no agency has yet appeared in North Carolina that lias 
done so mucli. 

With thousands of communities having no Sunday Schools; with 
about a thousand Baptist churches having either no Sunda}' School at 
all or a school for only a few months during the year: with 218 of the 
413 points supplied by the State Mission Board reporting no Sunday 
Schools, and a teaching force almost wholly untrained, the work mu.st 
be vigorously pu.shed . 



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IJAPTIST STATK CONVKNTION. 23 



Since last March my work has been in the direction of creatine sen- 
timent iir favor of a more aggressive work in the Sunday School field 
than has been done for the past ten years. I liave attended during tliafc 
time six Sunday School Institutes lield at the following points: North 
Catawba, Caldwell County; Bethlehem, McDowell County; Bakersville, 
Mitchell County; Sawyer's Creek, Camden County; Buie's Creek. Har- 
nett County; Salem, Sampson County. I liave attended only three as- 
sociations this year. The Sunday School work was given a good hour 
at each of these. I attended the State-Line Cliautauqua at Fair Bluflf 
and State Chautauqua at Red Springs. 

I have spoken 124 times in 2S counties during tlie nine months. 

Conditions seem to be favorable just now for doing a work in estab- 
lishing Sunday Schools and training tlie workers, which has been greatly 
needed for years. 

The Baptist State Sunday School Chautauqua, which held its annual 
session at Red Springs last August, has proven itself to be a most potent 
factor in tlie Sunday Scliool work of the State. Through the Chautau- 
qua more than any other source tliere lias been created a desire for bet- 
ter methods in Sunday School work. 

The outlook for the future is hopeful. Many of the difficulties in the 
waj^ two years ago have bei>n removed. Many yet remain. There are 
now organizations of Sunday School workers in twenty-eight of the 
Associations of our Convention. 

The time has come when an active elTort shoidd be made to organize 
the workers in the remaining sixteen Associations. 

To organize new Sunday Sc-hools there should be a force of Sunday 
School missionaries placed in the field during the coming summer. 
This can be done without expense to the Board of Missions and Sun- 
day Schools. 

To train the workers there should be an earnest effort made to have 
organized in every church a Sunday School Teachers' Meeting ; in 
ever}' Association one or more Sunday School Institutes; in various 
sections of the State, District Sundaj" School Chautauquas. such Chau- 
tauquas having been already planned for 1898 to be held in Littleton, 
Halifax Cimnty; Mars Hill, Madison County; Buie's Creek, Harnett 
County ; Fair Bluff, Columbus County, and at some point in the At- 
lantic Association, and then the Baptist State Sunday School Chau- 
tauqua. 

As to the financial side. No special effort has been made to collect 
funds for this work. 1 have taken no collections. The funds sent in 
have been voluntary contributions without any solicitation on my 
part. 1 have received since March 1st for this work §M().;37, which has 
been used as foUow.s : 



2-i MiNuri;s of tiik 

Postage, mostly Childreirs Day progra ms S'23. .■).) 

Printing 30. 00 

Traveling expenses 127.27 

Salary i)d.'i'y 

$240. HI 

There are bills due Edwards & Brougliton and the Baptist Book Store 
to tlie amount of $72.92. 

Respectfully submitted. B. W. Spilmax. 

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BAPTIST BOOK STORK. 

On December loth, the tlate of brother Spilman's resignation 
under the former arrangement, your Committee placed the Book 
Store in charge of the Corresponding Secretary of the Convention, 
and all efforts were bent to get the business on a better financial 
basis. These efforts have proven successful to a gratifymg degree. 
On December loth, the lialiilities of the Store were 82.544.38, and 
our assets $3.771.04 — assets over liabilities, $1,295.4:^. The following 
statement of condition will indicate improvement made: 

STATKMKVT OF THE BAPTIST BOOK STORE. 

By Merchandise. S!.'H7.o4 

Accounts 1.228.90 

Furniture and Fixtures 300. 00 

Cash 304. 7(i 

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To Liabilities $1 .392. 91 

Balance 2.378.38 

3,571.20 3.771.29 
•J.378. 38 



Di nations and Discounts 1 1 1 . 99 



Home Missions. 

The Ht)me Mi.ssion Board began tlie year May 1st, 1S90, with a 
debt of §13,700. On January 1st, 1897, that debt had increased to 
828.000. It was a remarkable achievement, alike connnendable to 
the Board and our S<mthern BajJtist <diurches, that when the South- 
ern Baptist Convention met in Wilmington May 5th. that debt had 
been paid and a small balance left in the treasury. 

Below is a suniniarv of the vear's work: 



15A1'TIS1' SiACK CO.WKNTIOX. 25 

SUMMARY. 

Suiii.'iary of work for the past Coiiveaiianal year is as follows: 

T\Iissionaries, - - - •'^'''3 

Weeks of labor, - - ■ - - - - 11,075 

(.'hurches an<l stations, ------- 1,963 

J^e'.'inons and addresses, - . . - - - 48,508 

Prayer lueetirij^s, ------ 62,175 

Baptisms. --------- 4,709 

Ileeeived by letter, - - ----- - 4,746 

To I al additions, - - 9,455 

( 'liiu'clies constituted, ------- 139 

Houses of worship built, ------ 57 

Houses of worship improved. ----- 129 

Amount e?vpended on houses of woi'ship, - - ■ §52,040 

Sunday Schools organized,. ----- - 313 

Tv^aehei's and pu})iLs, - - - • - - - 10 725 

I^ibles and Testaments, ------- 2,837 

Tracts distributed (pages), ------ 645,346 

WORK OF THE BOARD — A JI0N(t THE NECiKOES. 

The work under the plan of co()i)eration with State Conventions, 
both white and colored, the Home Mission Society and the Home 
Mission Board, is in operation in Alabama, South Carolina, North 
Carolina and Virginia. Fourteen missionaries are in the joint em- 
])loy of these Boards, three in Alabama, three in South Carolina, 
four in North Carolina and four in Virginia. 

FOREIGN POPULATION. 

There are tens of thousands of these people in Baltimore, Louis- 
ville, St. Louis and Kansas City, wliere we are noAV working. Mis- 
soui'i alone has about 800,000. The French population of Louisana, 
the Grermans of Oklahoma and Texas, and the Mexicans along the 
Rio Grrande from El I'aso to the (lulf, make at least as many more 
to v.hom we ouglit to send the word of life. 

CUBA. 

The enforced removal of all our pastors from that island more 
than a year ago. left the work in the hands of the body of the mem 
bership. Many have removed to this country. Some have joined 
the contending armies, arid the cf>ndltioris have been extremely ad- 
verse to oui' cause. 



26 MIMTKS (IF TIIK 

But such has been the dihgenee and faithfuhiess. especially of 
the women, that the schools have been continued, the prayei* meet- 
ings and religious services on the Sabbath day observed, and quite 
a number who have professed their faith m Christ are awaiting bap- 
tism. With the return of peace we may confidently expect the re- 
newal of a prosperity not surpassed by the brightest days m the his- 
tory of our work in Havana. 

Rev. J. V. Cova has been laboring durmg the year among the 
(Juban population in Tampa. He encountered difficulty and delay 
in procuring a suitable house for holding worship. This obstacle 
by the aid of bi-ethren in that city, has been removed, and his con- 
gregation now meet in a most comfortable place in a good location. 
His famih' h.is .suffered a great affliction during the year. 

Brother Bueno was located in West Tampa, and had begun his 
work with his usual earnestness and persistence, when his faithful 
wife sickened and died. It was deemed best, on account of liis ov. n 
health and that of his daughter, to remove to Key West, where he 
is now laboring with good results. 

Brother O'Halloran, on leaving Cuba, began his work in Key 
West. He found there quite a number of Baptists who had tied 
from Havana. The Cuban Chapel, built scime years ago by The 
Board, he has used for a daily school as well as for a place of wor- 
ship. He write:-; very encouragiiigly about his work. 

LATEST FROM CUBA. 

Under date of April G, Dr. Belot, a prominent membei- of the 
cliurch, who has cliarge of our i)roperty in Havana, writes: 

'There is no reason to be discouraged about the schools and re- 
ligious matters; on the contrary, considering the absence of pai^tor 
and minister to guide the mission, the deacons and ladies in charge 
of the spiritual progress of the people are doing much better than 
could be expected. The meetings are well attended, and there is a 
gradual increase of numbers who want to join the church, others 
waiting to be baptised. The religious work is not interferied with, 
either by Catholic clergy or by jiolice: this body protects when 
needed. 

''The schools are doing well. The work has been interrupted a 
short time on account of epidemics, but has re.sumed now. The 
number of scholars attending increases gradually. "' 

OUR CITIES. 

While the past work of the Board has been largely in tiie counny. 
the ffrowiny; towns and cities have not been neglected. 



BAITIST SrA'll'; CONVKXriON. 27 

Chiii-clies have been aided in not less than ninety per cent of our 
most important centers of population. The changing conditions of 
our civilization are carrying larger numbers to our cities than ever 
before. Trade is moving southv,ard in its efforts to reach foreign 
lands. The exportation of corn frt>m Baltimore, Hampton Roads 
and New Orleans is nearly three times as great as from Boston, Xew 
York and Philadelphia. 

Pig iron, which, within the last two years, has for the first time 
been exi)orted from this country, is seeking a market through the 
ports of Savannah and Pensacola. The manufacture of ten millions 
of bales of cotton within siglit of the fields wliere it is grown will 
reach its consummation witliin tlie lifetime of another generation. 
The natural trade center of the Western Hemispliere is the northern 
coast of the Gulf of Mexico, and to that point all commerce is tend- 
ing as rapidly as human enterprise can build the railways to convey 
it or supply the cities with facilities to receive it. 

Such facts make these rapidly-growing centers of trade perhaps 
the most important part of the mission work of this Convention. 
The religious destiny of the world will be shaped by the influences 
that emanate from this country within the lifetime of the next gen- 
eration, and those influences will flow out from our cities along the 
highways of eounnerce. The snowy fiber that gi'ows upon our fields, 
woveii into forms suited to the wants of every kindred and tribe, 
will be borne by vehicles of commerce to every shore, and wherever 
it goes, will go along with it the moral influence dominating that 
peo]3le who have grown it upon oui- fields, transformed it in our fac- 
tories, and carried it to them in our great leviathans of the deep. 

FRONTIER MISSIONS. 

There are other departnients of our work which vie with this in 
the strength of their appeal to our sympathy and our sup]3ort. 

West of the Mississippi river lies a vast field, the fabulous wealth 
of whose undeveloped resources science has failed to grasp. In the 
dim light of the civilization now advancing upon it, it seems a new^ 
world hanging upon the outskirts of our own, and destined one day 
to be filled with a population whoie Avealth and culture will equal, 
if they do not surpass, those of the Atlantic States. 

From it there has come for years the cry for greater help than the 
Board has been able to give, until it has almost been hushed in the 
hopelessness of despair. 

What ought we to do for these people and the millions pressing 
upon their footsteps in their onward march to wealth and jjower"? 



28 ' Ml.NUIKS OF Till-; 

THE INDIANS. 

Living within this territory is a race to whom we owe an obhga- 
tion we can never fully repay. 

The white people have grown rich and powerful upon the fields 
they once possessed. Their broad plantations, their growing cities, 
their huge factories, their long-extended railroads, their schools and 
colleges, their houses and temples where they worship God, are all 
builded upon the land the red man possessed, and of which he was 
deprived by the bloodj- and unsparing hand of war. 

We cannot return him the land of which our fathers depiived him. 
That is lost to him forever. Bvit we can turn his eye and heart to that 
better land, and lead him to that Redeemer who will give liim an in- 
heritance incorruptible and undetiled. whose fadeless beauties shall be 
his forever. 

MOUNTAIN REGION. i 

Our mountain region, comprising the ridges and valleys of the Ap- 
palachian .system, extending from F'ennsylvania to central Alabama, 
and from the Piedmont region of the southeast to the blue-grass fields 
of Kentucky and Tennessee, is one of the most wonderful regions of the 
globe. 

The people who live in much of this area are strongly inclined to our 
Baptist faith, but there is among tliem a marked absence of the spirit 
of progress in things both material and spiritual. Many of them are 
poor, and their intellectual advancement is in keeping with tlieir physi- 
cal condition. 

Other denominations are realizing the importance of this field, and 
are exerting every effort to possess themselves of its advantages. The 
Mormons have sent to the southeastern section of our country four 
hundred missionaries, with headijuarters at Chattanooga. Many of 
these are laboring among these mountain people. What a shame it 
will be to us. as Baptists, if we lose this most promising field and allow 
others to take our crown of glory. 

ENLARGED BENEFICENCE. 

The experience of the last tlu'ee years demonstrates the necessity of 
increasing the number of our people who contribute to missions, ami 
systematizing our work that our Boards will receive a steady incom.3 
through the entire year. 

The number of those who contribute to mi.ssion work does not equal 
one-third of our membership, and about two-fifths of the amounts given 
to our Home and Foreign Boordsis received in the month of Ajn-il. the 
last montli of tlie financial vear. 



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BAPTIST STATK CONVENTION. 29 



The fact that a denomination whose churches all lie in the area of 
our Convention, and whose membership, though not more than one- 
seventh of our own, contributes witliout special effort more money to 
Foreign Missions than Southern Baptists can be made to give under 
whip and spur, shows a condition wliich demands a speedy remedy. 

The Board asked the Southern Baptist Convention for its moral sup- 
port in the effort to raise during the ])rest'iit year for its work not less 
than one hundred thousand tlollars. The Convention sanctioned the 
plans of tlie Board, and North Cai'olina has been asked to do her part in 
making the movement a succ^ess. 

On May 22. the Corresponding Secretary of the North Carolina Bap- 
tist State Convention met the other State Secretaries, witii the Board, 
in Atlanta for the discussion of these plans, and for the adoption of 
definite measures to promote tliem. Resolutions were adopted which 
commit North Carolina Baptists to this effort to secure $100,000 for 
Home Missions. In addition to this, our just obligation to bear our 
share of the great necessities of the work, we have been placed under 
special obligations to the Board by the following resolution, adopted by 
the Home Board. May 27th: 

NORTH CAROLINA — $500. AND S500 CONDITIONAL. 

''Resolved. That in addition to the agency expense and co-operation 
in negro work paid out of Home Mission funds to North Carolina State 
Board, an a])propriation of $o00 be paid this Board December 1, 1897, 
and that tlie additional amount of $")00 be paid April 30, 1898. on the 
express condition that the cash receipts from North Carolina (not in- 
cluding receipts from Western North Carolina) to the Home Board for 
tliis Southern Baptist Conventional year sliall be §4.000." 

North Carolina Bapliists, 160.000 strong, sliould have no difficulty in 
meeting, and more than meeting, tliese conditions. In all its history 
our Home Board has been generous to North Carolina. For, besides 
what has been done in many of our rural districts, the Board has aided 
our churches in Raleigh. Edenton, Newbi rii, Goldsboro. Charlotte, 
Greensboro, vSalisbury, Asheville, Chapel Hill, Warrenton. Henderson- 
ville, Waynesville, Murphy, Brvsou City, Washington, Tarboro, New- 
ton. Concord, Elizabeth City and other important jjlaces. Surely our 
Baptist people will rally warmly to the support of this Board, which 
has done such m)ble work for North Carolina. 



30 MINITKS OF THK 



Foreign Missions, 
the foundation of the work. 

Our Lord has not commanded us to preach His Word in any particu- 
lar part of the world, but in all the world. And while we press for- 
ward the work at home, being zealous for the evano;elization and de- 
velopment of every nook and corner of our State, as also of our whole 
country, we must not forget the regions beyond. All the work, 
whether at hoiue or abroad, stands on the same commandment of 
Christ, and we cannot assume to teach even our children without 
thereby acknowledging our duty to preach the Gospel in all the world. 
The human family is one : we have one Saviour, and the work is one. 

THE COMPARATIVE IMPORTANCE OF FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

To reach a correct conclusion as to the cnmparative importance of 
the different divisions wliich we have made in tlie work for practical 
convenience, we have only to compare intelligently the conditions and 
needs of the different sections of tlie great vvorhl-tield. For instance, 
we have in .Vorth Cai'olina, according to the last national census, a 
little over one and a half millions of people, all told; while China has 
about four hundred and fifty millions — that is, we ha%-e in this State 
one person where China has three hundred. Now, we Baptists alone, 
not to mention any of the otiier Christian denominations, have, in 
North Carolina, over one hundred and fifty tiiousand members, over 
sixteen hundred churches, and about six iuindred preachei's. But 
Cliina, with a population numbering tinee hundred to our one, lias, of 
all Christian ilenominations. only a little ovt-r fifty thousand church 
members, only seven hundred churches, and only a little over six hun- 
dred preachers, not including natives. Or, to put it otherwise. China, 
with three iiundred times as many people, lias only about as many 
preachers of all denominations as North Carolina has of Baptists alone; 
has not /i<(i[/'as niany chuiciies of all denominations as Nortii Carolina 
has of Baptists alone, and has only onc-thiid as many church members 
of all denominations as Nortli Carolina has of Baptists alune. Now. 
one soul in t.'iiina is worth no more than one soul in North Carolina, 
but it is wortii just as nur;h. and it is just as mucli our duty, under 
our Saviour's orders, to give tlie Gospel to one tiieie as one iiere. But 
there ai"e three Iiundred times as many tiier.' as here, and only one- 
third as many Christians, all told, as we have members in our own 
churches here in this single State. Surely, bretiiren, surely, tliere is 
crying need in the regions beyond. Let us liasten with the light. A 
similar comparison could lie made between almost any two parts of 
tiie field at lioine and abroad. 



BAl'lISI' SIA'I'K CO.NVKXrioN 



WHAT SOUTHERN BAPTISTS ARE DOING. 



31 



While Southern Baptists are doing so little to meet this need that 
our heads ought* to hang for shame, we are glad that we are doing 
something. The Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Con- 
Tention submitted what was in many respects a very pleasing report 
to the last session of the Convention, which met in our own seai)ort. 
Wihiiington. The opening sentence of that report says : 

•• The past year has been full of the blessings of our Heavenly Father 
on the work which He lias entrusted to us in foreign lands. While in 
some respects it has been a year of great difliculties an.l trials, yet the 
Lord has prospered us continually." 

The Board had last year in the six fields— China, Japan, Africa, 
Italy, Brazil and Mexico— eighty missionaries and one hundred and 
ten native helpers. The Lord was exceeding abundant in His bless- 
ings, and these workers baptised six hundred and sixty persons. The 
total receipts for the year ending April oOth were 8125,081.09. 



NORTH CAROLINA S PART. 



Of the above amount, North Carolina gave §7.803.44, including the 
Yates Memorial Fund, mentioned later in tliis report. 1 )uriiig our own 
fiscal year just closed we have given. :is shown by our Treasurer's re- 
port, §8,854.26. Brethren, are we willing that these figures stand as 
the measure of our interest in the salvation of all the world outside 
the bounds of our own Southland? 

In arranging its scliedule for the present year's work the Foreign 
Board has asked us to give §9,000. We recommend that the Conven- 
tion approve the request, and pledge our most earnest and unceasing 
efforts to raise this amount. Shall we not, with our more than l.jQ.OOO 
members and six hundred preachers, contribute this much for the sal- 
vation of the world? Nay. ought we not to contribute many times as 
much ? 
^ YATES MEMORIAL MISSIONARY. 

Among those things for which we are profoundly grateful, is the fact 
that God has honored our State by calling some of our noblest brethren 
to the foreign field. Of this number was the honored and lamented 
Yates. Three years ago. at the Charlotte Convention, there was a wel 1- 
formed purpose among the women of (air State to raise a fund for tlie 
erection of a suitable memorial to Dr. Yates. It was suggested that 
no other memorial would be so appropriate as a missionary to labor for 
the salvation of the people for whom Dr. Yates gave his splendid life. 
The suggestion was at once adopted, and soon a fund of over §1.100 was 
raised, lut not until the beginning of 1897 was the i)lan carried to 
completion. At that time brother T. C. Britton and wife, both of our 

i 



32 :SIINUTES OF THE 

own Si ate. were at home, having come for a rest, and were exceedingly 
anxious to return to their work in China. The Board was anxious to 
send them back, but owing to a lack of funds could not unless some 
special provision could be made. All this seemed proVidential, and the 
women decided to adopt brother Britton as the Ystes' Memorial Mis- 
sionary, appropriating to liis return and support the funds tlien on 
hand, witli the understanding that they would try to raise a sufficient 
amount for his support regularly hereafter. Tlie Board concurred in 
this, and Brotlier and Si.ster Britton .sailed on January 16. We rejoice 
in this action of our women, regarding it a fit token of our love for 
the great missionary. M. T. Yates. We pledge to the sisters our hearty 
co-operation in carrying forward this well-begun work. 

EXPENSES OF THE BOARD. 

It is pleasing to note that (lur Foreign Board coivlucts its business 
with such economy that last year only 13 per cent of all the receipts 
was consumed in expenses, including the expenses both in Richmond 
and in tho.se States that charge for handling money passing through 
the hands of State officials. 

PERSONAL MENTION. 

We re.joicp that we have had in our midst during the past few months, 
and still have, our brother E. F. Tatum. of Shanghai. China, who went 
out from us and is now home for rest. A like joy is felt also at tlie 
presence of Mrs. Cr. W. Greene, of Canton. China, who is resting for a 
short time at home. 

CONCLUSION. 

In closing this section of our report, we call attention to the fact 
that just fifty years ago the first missionaries were sent to central 
China by Southern Baptists, and tliat they went from Xorth Carolina. 
On November 6. 1847. the first Baptist church was organizeil in Shang- 
hai. The Lord has blessed and j^rospered the work tliere. and has 
greatly honored the Baptists of North Carolina in connection witli it. 
As we stand here to-day. looking back over these fifty years of toil and 
sacrifice for the Master by the noble men and women that have gone out 
from among us to give not simply their money, but their lives, to this 
work, over tliese fifty years crowned by the blessings of oiir Lord, and 
looking out over the years to come, each one holding its duties to our 
Redeemer and blessings from Him, we are filled with confiicting emo- 
tions. Brethren, have we done our bestV Let us thank God for all 
the benedictions of the past, beg His forgiveness for all our indifference 
and shortcomings in the work, and pledge to Hini the best that there is 
in us for the future. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 33 



SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD.- 



This Board is located in Nashville. Tenn., and is now in the seventh 
year of existence. 

The work accomplished by this, the youngest of our general interests, 
is remarkable. The fact that last year it was enabled to put into our 
Home and Foreign Mission treasuries $13,311.74 in casli, after making 
donations amounting to $28,878.14 to other objects, and then show 
assets above liabilities of nearly |15,000, is a tribute to the wise and 
energetic administration of its affairs. This statement is made simply 
as indicating the Board's financial condition, and also its methods of 
conducting its affairs. The following statement will show, as well as 
figures can show, what the Board has done for the furtherance of our 
denominational interests in the way of financial help : 

Gifts of Bibles, books, tracts and periodicals to mission 

schools,... _._.-$ 8,707 80 

Cash for Home and Foreign Boards 12,311 74 

Cash to Sunday School Missions in the different States . . 17.377 78 

Expended for other denominational interests 2,892 46 

Purchase and equipment of house 9,101 29 

Cash balance on hand 2,126 10 

Other assets n,SS'i 86 

Summary for six years $64,703 13 

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CAUSE IN THE SOUTH. 

While the Baptist Sunday Schools of the South compare most favor- 
ably with those of other denominations, and while their condition pre- 
sents much to awaken gratitude and encouragement, yet manifestly a 
great deal remains to be done. Even in the best schools there is need 
for better equipment, better teaching, better methods, and better re- 
sults. Whatever the Southern Baptist Convention can do to foster its 
Sunday S9hool interests, will be only the fostering of power for future 
usefulness in the enlargement of all its work. In the united support 
of the Sunday School Board, in undertaking these great and lofty ends, 
the Convention can make for itself an agency of tremendous scope. The 
brethren in charge have tried to administer the trust with which they 
have been charged in a way to deserve the approval of their brethren, and 
BO as to meet the ends for which the Convention brought the Board into 
existence. The only way, rather the main method, of helping the Board 
in their work, is in supplying the Sunday Schools with the periodicals 
which are owned and controlled by the Convention, and which, be- 
sides other things, make prominent the missionary interests of the 



34 MINUTES OF THK 

Convention. Here we are laying the foundations of the future, not 
only in the way of Baptist doctrine, but also in missionary training. 
This can be made an immense power, and .surely is worthy the kindly 
consideration of the Convention. Helping at this point and in this 
way is helping every other interest. 

NORTH CAROLINA'S INTEREST IN THIS WORK. 

We are under obligation to support this Board for tlie following good 
and sufficient reasons : 

1. It is just as much a department of our Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion work as Home or Foreign Missions. 

2. It is a mighty agency for the dissemination of Baptist literature. 

3. It is a niissionarj- agencj' in itself, and gives annually from Sl'3,000 
to §20.000 to Home and Foreign Missions in cash. 

4. This Board has given $400 this past year to our Sunday School 
work in North Carolina. 



ANNUAL REPORT OF THE WOMAN'S CENTRAL COMMITTEE. 

The Central Committee is more than liappy to be able to report a 
larger increase in contributions tlian in any year in its history, and a 
larger number of Societies organized than in anj- other year, the first 
not excepted. Last year tlie Societies reported a little less than four 
thousand dollars; this year they report more than six thousand, two 
hundred. The first year after the appointment of the Committee, we 
reported the organization of seventy-one Societies: this year ninety-one 
new Societies have been formed. This remarkable increase has been 
made without any "especial object" or new plan of work being put 
forward. 

The correspondence maintained by the Central Committee with each 
Society, by which each is brought in touch with every other, and each 
feels itself to be an important part of an important whole, lias been 
kept up with the usual diligence. 

The number of Associational Vice-Presidents has been increased, and 
much effective work has been done by these officers, of whom there 
are twenty. 

An important and interesting feature of the year's work has been the 
increased number of the Woman's Associational Mission Meetings, held 
generally by the Vice-Presidents. By this means many ladies who 
could not have been reached otherwise have become informed and in- 
structed in this branch of mission work. In nearly every instance 
where there was no Society at the place where the Association was 
held, one has resulted from these meetings. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. • 35 

Miss Lizzie Briggs, appointed Jast 3-ear as special supervisor of Band 
work, has increased the interest in this important department of mis- 
sion training, and we look for still larger results along this line. 

In the Societies more emphasis than ever before has been placed on 
Bible study in connection with the monthly meeting, and on the need 
of neighborhood missions, the members being urged to devote time and 
energy to the spiritual uplifting of the sick, poor and ignorant around 
them. 

Last year in our annual repoi-t we asked the continued and increased 
interest of the ministers in the work of the Societies. We would now 
express our thanks for invaluable aid rendered, at the same time feel- 
ing sure that those who have organized or encouraged Woman's or 
Children's Missionary Societies in their churches have been more than 
repaid by the added power gained for all departments of church work. 

In summing up last year the work of the Committee since its ap- 
pointment in 1886, we found the Societies had reported $31,499.05 as 
given to missions. The amount reported this year increases this sum 
to §87,771.88. The itemized report of the year's work by the Commit- 
tee and contributions reported by Societies is as follows : 

Quarterly Letters 1 ,293 

Other Letters 2,011 

Leaflets, blanks, etc. , sent out 18,105 

Societies organized 91 

Reported for Foi'eign Missions §1,907.39 

Home Missions _ . . 8,229. 51 

State Missions 928. 68 

Other State Mission objects, Orphanage, Ministerial Educa- 
tion .etc : 204. 85 

Toward expenses of Committee 2.'45 

$6,373. 83 
Respectfully submitted. 

Fannie E. S. Heck, 

Mrs. J. A. Briggs, President W. C. C. 

Cor-resjMnding Secretary W. C. C. 

On motion of J. D. Hufham, the recommendation of the 
Board as to change in the Constitution was referred to a 
special committee. 

State Missions was made the special order for 10.30 on 
Saturday morning. 

Adjournment, with benediction by K. G. Seymour, of 
Philadelphia. 



36 • MINUTES OF THE 

FRIDAY MORNING. 

December 10, 1897. \ 

Convention re assembled at 9.30 a m. Devotional exer- 
cises were conducted by A. T. Robertson, of Louisville, Ky. 

Minutes of yesterday evening were read and approved. 

The following brethren were welcomed to seats in the 
body : W. S. Penick, Elizabeth City ; F. H. Farrington, 
"Wilmington ; J. H. Tucker and J. A. Brookshire, of the 
Western North Carolina Convention: John Lewis, Wales; 
Thomas Needham, Philadelphia; F. L. Cleveland, Chapel 
Hill ; Forrest Smith, Louisburg, and E. F. Tatum, China. 

The President appointed the following committees: 

Orphanofje. — J. C. Scarborough. F. L. Clevelaml. C. E. (Jower. B. F. 
Winston. R. D. Cross, F. H Farrington, J. P. Spence. 

Female University. — A. M. Simnis. J. W. Carter. W. B. Morton, Jas. 
Smith. J. J. Payseur, S. A. Howai-d, C. H. Durham. 

Obituaries. — Thomas Hume. T. E. Skinner, P. A. Dunn. Jno. E. Ray, 

C. E. Taylor, J. V. McCall. S. P. Hatton. 

On Recommendations of Board of Mis.sions and Sunday Schools. — J. 

D. Hufham. E. F. Pritchard, J. A. Taylor, H. A. Reams, J. W. Watson. 
W. T. Yancey. A. M. Ross. 

To Xomiuate Board of Education. — N. L. Shaw. A. D. Hunter. H. H. 
Mashburn. E. J. Edwards. W. L. Poteat, William Brunt. J. A. Mc- 
Kaughan. 

To Nominate Minister.^' Relief Board.— J. A. Stradley, M. Blalock. O. 
C. Horton, J. W. Burchett, G. L. Finch. John W. Suttle, W. B. Waff. 

State 3n.s.<iions.—L. R. Pruett. C. L. Greaves. R. I. Crews, G. H. 
Church. T. M. Honeycutt, L. R. Carroll, W. C. Barrett. 

Sunday Schools and Colportarje. — W. S. Penir-k. R. G. Kendrick, Jno. 
Markham. J. H. Booth. R. D. Fleming, N. P. Stallings, J. W. Coppedge. 

Religious Exercises. — Pastor and deacons of Oxford Baptist Church. 

To Nominate Board of Missions and Sunday Schools. — L. N. Chappell, 
J. A. Beam, W. S. Olive, S. W. Oldham, W. S. Bilbro, R. H. Jordan, 
Geo. J. Dowell. 

To Nominate Committee on Sunday School and Colpoi tage Work (fif- 
teen members of Board of Missions and Sunday Schools^. — Josiah Elli- 
ott, C. T. Ball, W. M. Bostick. A. Johnson, J. E. Herring, N. S. Jones, 
W. B. Royall. 

Preachers and Place of Next Meeting. — E. W. Sikes. B. F. Hester. A. 
W. Setzer, John A. Gates, Jr., H. W. Norris, H. Sheets, J. B. Roller. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 37 

Foreign MisHions.—W. M. Jones. S. J. Porter, E. F. Tatum, W. T. 
Creath, R. F. Treadway, G. T. Watkins, M. E. Parrish. 

Periodicals. — R. T. Vann, J. A Campbell. W. C. Tyree, A. C. Barron, 
T. M. Pittman, John Sweany, Samuel Saunders. 

Finance. — E. McK. Goodwin, C. W. Blanchard. H. A. Foushee. 

Invitations were read from Superintendent IST. M. Law- 
rence to visit the Oxford Orphan As}' lum this afternoon at 
4 o'clock ; also from President F. P. Hobgood to visit the 
Oxford Female Seminary to morrow afternoon at 4.30 o'clock. 
Both invitations were unanimously accepted. 

J. W. Bailey, for the Committee, submitted the following 
order of business for Frida}^ : 

2.30 p. m. — Miscellaneovis Business. 

8 p. m.— Ministers' Relief Board. [Wake Forest Trvistees meet.] 
7.^0 p. m. — Our Baptist History and the Historical Papers. 
8.45 I), m. — Foreign Mi,ssions. 

The following resolution, offered as a substitute by R. T. 
Yann, was, after discussion by J. D. Hufham, J. W. Carter, 
R. T. Vann, R. D. Fleming, John E. White and others? 
adopted by a vote of 88 to 77 : 

In view of all the circumstances involved in the Whitsitt controversy, 
we think it best for this Convention to take no action on the matter. 

W. B. Oliver, of Wilmington, presented the report on 

HOME MISSIONS. 

The Treasurers report indicates a growing interest among our 
churches in the work of this Board, but yoiir Committee believes 
that Home Missions lias not been presented to and pressed upon 
OU7 people as the magnitude and needs of the field demand. 

The work in Cuba goes on in sjjite of the distracted condition of 
the Island. Our churches live, and that life will become mani- 
fest in great power when the yoke of civil and ecclesiastical bond- 
age is entu-ely cast off. The Board should be prepared to enter and 
possess at once. It is our duty to assist in this preparation. 

Southern Bai^tists hold the answer to a question which vexes 
rulers, lawmakers and philanthropists. It is largely in their power 



38 MINUTES OF THE 

to decide what the future of the negro in this land shall be. A 
(jod given I'esponsibility rests upon us to evangelize, train and 
uplift this dependent people into a Christian citizenship. ^Ye re- 
commend that our pastors explain and i^ress the plan of co-operative 
work, and suggest that the best results are dependent upon personal 
interest and participation in institute work more than vxpon contri- 
butions. 

The Frontier Missions and work among foreigners are of litmost 
importance. More mis.sionaries are needed, which means that larger 
contributions are required, which again means that more general 
information concernmg the field and greater interest in the labors 
of the Board are necessary. It is imi^ossible for us to ignore these 
opportunities, to neglect these open doors, and yet win the com 
mendation of faithful servants. 

Our contributions the past year show a gratifying gain over the 
preceding one. but we can and must do better. 

William Bri >'t, 
W. H. Reddish, 
J. r>. Newto^', 
Will B. Oliver, 
T. J. Taylor. 

Remarks by I. T. Tichenor, Atlanta; J. D. Hufharn. W. 
B. Oliver, J. E. White, A. C. Barron, T. J. Taylor, R. T. 
Vann. The report was then adopted. 

The next topic considered was Sunday School Publica- 
tions. R. G. Seymour. Philadelphia, addressed the Con- 
vention on the work of the American Baptist Publication 
Society. 

Adjourned to meet at 2.30 p m. Benediction by A. E. 
Dickenson. Richmond. 



Friday Afternoon. 

At the hour ap])ointed, the President called the Conven- 
tion to order. 

On motion of L. Johnson a committee was appointed to 
commend the work done by the Woman's jNfission Societies. 
The President appointed the following committee : L. John- 
son, T. B. Boushall. T. L. Caudle, J. G. Pulliam, W. W. 
Parker, W. B. Shaw. E. B. Lewis. 



liAPTIST STAIK OONVEN'riON. 39 

A. L. Purinton, of Nashville, then addressed the body on 
the publications of the Sunday School Board of the South- 
ern Baptist Convention. 

C. F. James, President of Roanoke Female College, was 
recognized. 

J. D. Hufham reported for the committee on the recom- 
mendations of the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools. 

After remarks by J. D. Hufham, T. E. Skinner, N. B. 
Broughton, R. T. Yann, L. Johnson, the proposed constitu- 
tional change as to time of meeting was not adopted. 

The following recommendations were adopted upon sug- 
gestion of the committee : 

1. That a cash collection be taken at the close of the ad- 
dresses on the report of the Board of Missions to morrow; 
said collection to be for paying off the debt, $350, now due 
by the Board. 

2. That we will try to raise for Home Missions $4,000 by 
the 30th of April, in accordance with the terms of the ap- 
))ropriation made to our work, and that we raise $9,000 for 
Foreign Missions. 

W. C. Tyree, of Durham, presented the report of the 
Ministerial Relief Board as follows: 

REPORT OF THE MINISTERIAL RELIEF BOARD. 

We have many things to be grateful tor during the past year; 
but, nothing in all the work of our Convention calls forth our most 
profound gTatitude, as the interest our brethj-en have taken in 
this object of the Convention. The report of the Treasurer of the 
Convention showed last year, up to November, six hundred and 
thirty five dollars ($635). Up to December 1 of this year the re- 
port shows nine hundred and twelve dollars ($912), an increase' 
of two hundred and seventy five dollars ($375). 

This is due to a very great extent from effort put forth by our 
dear Bro. J. C. Caddell during his visits to the various Associations 
in the State. We feel very grateful to him for the interest he has 
taken in the work. 

We have to chronicle the death of one of our old brethren. Bio. 
W. J. Combs has been called to his reward. 

We have now on the Board thirteen beneficiaries: Brethi-en Lew- 



40 MINUTES OF THE 

ellen, William Harris, John Hughes, R. W. AVooten and S. Black- 
burn ; Sisters Register. PlaiUips, Churchill, Humphries, Barlow, 
Spivey, Combe and Best. Bro. Blackburn, Sisters Combs and Best 
have been received this year. 

"We realize there are several of our dear old brethien needing at- 
tention from this Board, and we would thank any of our breth 
ren who are aware of such cases to inform us, and they will get 
such attention as we are able to give them, if they are worthy. 

To say they, with these on the Board, are needy, is only to ex 
press what the brethren of the Convention already know. They have 
made but little complaint. In fact very few of them have com- 
plained at all. Most of them are only waiting to go home. While 
they wait let us try to make their stay pleasant if we can. They 
need your prayers as well as your contributions. Pray for them, and 
pray for us, that we make no mistake in our work. 
FraternaHy. 

W. C. Tyree. 

J. F. MacDuffie. Fre.shlent. 

('orrespniir/f'ng Serrptari/. 

Report of Treasurkr of Baptist Ministerial Relief Board. 

received. 
Balance on hand _ $ 158 06 

Intere.st on loan 50 00 

In.s. repaid 11 25 

J. D. Boushall. Treasurer -.^S^ 00 

D. L. Gore 50 00 

Interest on loan 30 00 

J. D. Boushall Treasurer 227 00 

Interest on loan 15 00 

Interest on loan . . 15 00 

J. D. Boushall. Treasurer. 408 25 



1896 


Nov. 


10. 


189 


< 


Apr. 


21. 


Apr. 


21. 


Mch. 


m. 


June 


5. 


Julv 


s. 


Sept. 


15. 


Sept. 


15. 


Oct. 


21. 


Dec. 


6 



$1,196 56 



Dec 10. Balance S 174 46 

1896 paid out. 

Nov. 10 Corresponding Secretary's expen.ses $ 7 60 

1897 

Apr. 5. Insurance 11 25 

Dec. 7. Permanent Interest-Bearing Fund 305 75 

Rev. J. H. Lewellen. Dob.son 62 50 

Rev. W. J. Combs. Trap Hill 45 00 



Wb baptist state convention. 41 

Dec. 7. Mrs. W. J. Combs, Trap Hill $ 20 00 

Rev. Win. Harris. Kapps' Mill 50 00 

Mrs. C. F. Humphries. Oxford 72 50 

Mrs. Jane Barlow, Sloop Point 50 00 

Mrs. H. C. Register, Register 50 00 

Rev. .John Hughes, Byrd 25 00 

Rev. R. W. Wooten. Ronda .- 25 00 

Mrs. B. H. Phillips. Reidsville 72 50 

Mrs. Rhoda Churchill. Raleigh 72 50 

Mrs. Harriet Spivey, Clinton 72 50 

Mrs. E. H. Best, Warsaw 30 00 

Rev. Solomon Blackburn, Bud 30 00 

Rev. N. H. Moss, Waco 20 00 

Dec. 9. Balance 174 46 

$1,196 56 

PERMANENT INTEREST-BEARING FUND. 

1896 
Nov.lO. Balance $ 65 97 

1897 
Dec. 7. One-third receipts for 1897 305 75 

Balance on hand $371 72 

LOANED ON REAL ESTATE. 

One loan $ 500 00 

One loan 500 00 

One loan 250 00 

$1,250 00 
Respectfully submitted, 

T. E. Cheek. Treasurer. 

We have examined this report and the Treasurer's books, and have 
found same correct. H. A. Reams. 

Geo. J. Dow ELL, 
Aiidiforn. 



Remarks were made by W. C. T3^ree, H. A. Reams, of 
Durham, G. H. Church, of Statesville, and J. D. Hufham, 
of Henderson, after which the report was adopted. 

The Convention then adjourned to visit the Oxford Or- 
phan Asylum. 



42 MINUTES OF THE 



Friday Evening. 

President Marsh called the Convention to order at 7.30 
p. m. Devotional exercises were conducted by W. C. 
Tyree, of Durham, who read a part of the second chapter 
of Philippians and offered prayer. 

L. Johnson, of Greensboro, offered the following- reoort 
on Order of Business : 

SATURDAY. 

10 a. ni. — Miscellaneous Business. 

10.30 a. m — State Missions. 

12 m.— Wake Forest. 

2.30 p. ra. ^Miscellaneous Business. 

2.45 p. m. — Seminary. 

7.30 p. ni. — Female University, followed by Ministerial Education. 

SUNDAY. 

7.30 p. m. — Orphanage. 

MONDAY. 

10 a. m. ^Periodicals. 

11 a. m. — Woman's Work. 

12 m. — Miscellaneous Business. 

The following were welcomed to seats in the Convention : 
E. F. Tredway, new pastor at Shelby, and F. W. Boat- 
wright, President of Richmond College. 

The special order for the evening, " Our History and the 
Baptist Historical Papers," was then taken up. Addresses 
were made by E. W. Sikes, of Wake Forest, John E. White, 
of Raleigh, J. D Hufham and T. M. Pittman, of Henderson. 

W. M. Jones, of Maxton, presented for the committee the 
report on Foreign Missions as follows : 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The ground of the commission of our ascended Lord, "(to ye into 
all the world and preach the Gosjjel to every creature," is found 
in the fact that "(xod .so loved the world that He gave His only 
begotten Son to die for it; that whosoever belie veth on Him should 
not peri.sh, but have everlasting life." 



BAPTIST STATK CoXVKNTION. 43 

Since Foreign Missions are so deeply implanted in the heart of the 
Gospel, it behooves us, who ai'e .sharers of His redeeming love, to 
carry the same to those who sit in heathen darkness. 

Dui-ing the past year, on our six mission fields, God has abundant 
ly blessed our labors and our prayers, for our missionaries report 
baptism of six hundred and sixty persons. 

We congratulate the Baptist women of North ("arolina, that .since 
the last meeting of our Convention, they have carried to comple- 
tion the work of supporting a Yates" Memorial Missionary in China. 
We pledge to them in their work our full and earnest co operation. 

We are this year asked by the Board to contribute §9,000 to help 
carry on the work, but the 140,000 Baptists of this Convention should 
raise this amount to 810,000. 

We also recommend that our pastors, as far as possible, promote 
a missionary spirit among their churches, by increasing the circula- 
tion of the "'Foreign Mission Journal," by encouraging the formation 
of a Woman's Missionary Society in every church, by fervent pray- 
ers for missionaries and their work. 

For more extended reference to our work, Ave refer you to report of 
Board of Missions and Sunday Schools. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. M. Jo^'ES, 

G. T. W ATKINS, 

W. T. Creath. 
Samuel J. Porter, 
E. F. Tatum, 
M. E Parish , 
R. F. Tredway. 

Kemarks were made by W. M. Jones and A. J. Barton, 
Assistant Secretary of the Foreign Mission Board, Rich- 
mond. The report was then adopted. 

Adjournment. Benediction by Thomas Hume, of Chapel 
Hill. 



44 MINUTES OF THE 



SATURDAY MORNING. 

December 11, 1897. 

Evangelist Thomas Needhara, of Philadelphia, conducted 
devotional exercises. 

Minutes of 3'esterday were read and approved. 

T. J. Taylor, for the Committee on Order of Business, 
reported that the report on obituaries would be presented 
and considered immediately after discussion of the Orphan- 
age, Sunday night. 

H. A. Brown read a statement from certain lawj^ers con- 
cerning a contested will in which the Convention is inter- 
ested. 

On motion, this matter was referred to a committee. The 
Chair appointed the following as the committee: J. E. White, 
J. D. Boushall and W. N. Jones. 

B. W. Spilman, of Raleigh, offered the following resolu- 
tion, which was adopted : 

J 11 oixler to iiHJi'e ijerfeetly preserve the sources of (uir Baptist 
History in ]^orth Carolina, be it 

Resolved 1. That the Statistical Secretary be instructed to gather 
and preserve each year a file of the " Biblical Recorder," " Charity 
and Children," "North Carolina Baptist, ' "Wake Forest Student," 
and copies of the catalogues of Wake Forest College, Southern Bai)tist 
Theological Seminary, Oxford Female Seminary, Chowan Bai)tist 
Female Institute and Baj)tist academies; Minutes of the Baptist 
State Convention, Southern Baptist Convention, and of the Asso- 
ciations of the State; and of the colored Convention and Associa- 
tions; the North Carolina Baptist Almanac, Baptist Historical Pa- 
pers, American Baptist Year Book, and wliatever other publica- 
tions of historical value to North Carolina Baptists. 

2. That all weekly, monthly, or quarterly publications be bound 
each year. That annual publications be bound at the close of each 
census year. 

3. That the Seci'etary be allowed ?.")0 per year for his services, in 
addition to the actual expense incurred in collecting the documents. 

4. That as soon as practicable a fireproof vault be built for this 
(•ollection. Said vault to be paid for from funds given for that 
purpo.se, under the direction of the Board of Missions and Sunday 
Schools. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 45 

Remarks by J. D. Ilufham, W. L. Poteat, A. T. Robertson. 
The report on State Missions was submitted by L. R. 
Priiett, of Charlotte, as follows: 

STATE MISSIONS. 

This year of missionary effort in Xorth Carolina will g:o down on 
the pages of history as one of the brightest chapters. 

We have come to the Convention with our hearts delighted and 
full of joy over the great success of the work, and we should not 
foi'get to render the gratitude and praises of our hearts to (xod, 
from whom cometh every good and perfect gift. 

During the year our Board has employed one hundred and one 
missionaries, and as a result of their faithful and self den jing work, 
1,334 persons have been baptized. 

Your Committee feels that (xod has greatly blessed the untiring 
efforts of our Corresponding Secretary, and that the liberality of 
the Baptists all over the State has abounded toward the Board and 
its work. 

A great deal has been done, and yet we have only a little more 
than begun to occupy the growing and inviting fields before us. 
Towns and cities are springing up in our State, and they must have 
the Bible as Baptists believe it. 

We heartily counuend the order of the Convention for a collec- 
tion during its session, to pay §350 due our missionaries.' 

We would also reconmiend that the Board operate on a basis of 
$15,000 during the coming year. 

We further recommend that our pastors and churches do more 
nn"ssionary work on their own fields. 

Covimittee. 

The report was discussed b}' L. R. Pruett, H. A. Brown 
of Winston, D. L. Gore of Wilmington, W. R. Bradshaw of 
Wilkesboro, C. W. Blanchard of Kinston, John E. White 
and X. B. Broughton. A collection in cash and pledges was 
then taken for State Missions, amounting to $350. 

Telegram is read from the students of the Southern Bap- 
tist Theological Seminary, as follows : 

Louisville, Ky., Dec. 11. 1897. 
North Cdrolina Baptist State Conveutioti, Oxford, N. C: 

T wenty-.se ven sons of North Carolina at the school of the prophets 
send greetings. II Tliessalonians 3: 16. 

RuFus Weaver. 
D. F. Lawrence. 



46 MINUTES OF THE 

G. L. Finch was appointed to respond in behalf of the 
Convention. 

The followino- were, at this point, recognized and intro- 
duced to the Convention: M. H. Tuttle, pastor Oxford il 
Methodist Church ; G. P. Perry, pastor Oxford M. E. Circuit; 
J. B. Hurley, pastor Wilson M. E. Church ; J. A. Whitted, 
Secretary of Co operative Work, Warrenton ; Woodford 
Revis, pastor of Third Baptist Church, colored, of Oxford. 

J. B. Boone, of Thomas ville, submitted the following : 

REPORT ON WAKE FOREST COLLEGE. 

The last .session of the college, which closed May 2(\ 1897, was pro- 
bably the most prosperous of the sixty two years of its history. Two 
hundred and sixty-five students were matriculated ; forty one grad- 
uated; one received the degree of Master of Ai-ts ; thirty nine the 
degree of Bachelor of Arts, and seven the degree of Bachelor of 
Laws. 

At the annual meeting of the Board a vacancy was filled by the 
election of Mr. J. C. Caddell. 

The resignation of Rev. C. W. Blanchard as Financial Secretary 
was accepted, and the value of his work formally recognized. No 
changes were made in the Faculty. 

Since the last meeting of the Convention some modificjitions have 
been made in the requirements for tlegrees. The range of election 
of studies has been .somewhat widened, but graduation has not been 
rendered more easy thereby. 

The collection of amounts i)ledged for the completion of the Ro>'all 
Chau" of English has been slower than could be desired. Of the 
§25,000 needed, 814,864.60 has been paid in and invested. Of this 
amount §l'2,212.o8 has come from individual givers and b3.652.22 
from the American Baptist Education Society in fulfillment of their 
conditional iiledge. 

The largest single contribution ever made to the library in the Col- 
lege was received last August from the venerable and honored Pres- 
ident of the Board. Bro. T. E. Skinner. This notable addition to 
the educational facilities of the college consists of about 1,700 vol- 
umes. The thanks of the whole den<^mination are due to the giver. 

A Summer School and a Pastor's Institute were inaugurated in 
the college during the last vacation. The former was a success. 
The latter was so thinly attended by our pastors that the Faculty do 
not feel encouraged to plan for another session during the vacation 
of 1898. 



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BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. . 47 



During the fall term oi the session of 1897 — 1898 two hundred 
and twenty Ave students have matriculated — fewer by twenty than 
were i)resent at the corresponding- period last year. The causes 
of this falling off are not far to seek, but it is needless to discuss 
them here. The session so far has been characterized by steady 
and successful work of the student body, with but few exceptions. 

Esiiecial attention is called to the continued growth and success 
of the Law Department of the college. The school of the Bible also 
continues to prove the wisdom of its establishment. 

It is gratifying to note the establishment of a.ssociational acade- 
mies in several sections of the State. These will naturally become 
feeders for Wake Forest and our Woman's College in Raleigh. The 
steady growth of educational interest among our people encourages 
the hope that at no distant day such high schools and academies 
will be organized and fostered by every Association in North Caro- 
lina. 

The college has been fortunate in being able to secure the services 
of Mr. E. W. Sikes as its representative during the last few months. 
He has delivered effective addresses at a number of the Associa- 
tions and at other ])laces in the State. It is with i:)leasure that we 
report that this gentleman, who last June received from Johns 
Hopkins University his Ph. D., was on yesterday elected Professor 
of Economics and History, and was placed in charge of Physical 
Culture. 

Since the old gymnasium was divided to provide quarters for the 
Law and Bible departments, no suitable proAusion has been made 
for physical culture. The college is temporarily placed at a disad- 
vantage in this regard, and it is hoped that before the o]iening of the 
next session a new and ample g\nnnasium. with facilities forbathmg, 
will be erected and equipjied. 

RELIGIor.S TXTKHEST IN THE COLLEGE. 

There has been for the most part the usual interest in relig- 
ious services. The young men's prayer meeting has been more large- 
ly attended than in many years. The mcnthly missionary meeting 
was, perhaps, never better. The students' Bible Band is doing good 
work in the study of the Grospel every Sunday afternoon. 

J. B. Booiv^E, 

D. L. GrORE, 

L. Johnson. 

Commt'ftee. 

Addresses were made by C. E. Tnylor, T, E. Skinner and 
E. W. Sikes. 

Adjourned to meet at 2.3(> p. m. Benediction by J. H. 
Lamberth. 



48 MINUTES OF THE 



Saturday Afternoon. 

The President assumed the chair at the hour appointed, 
and the Convention was led in prayer by H. A. Brown, of 
Winston. 

N. L. Shaw, for the Committee to Nominate Board of Ed- 
ucation, reported the following, which was adopted : 

BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

W. L. Poteat, W. R. Gvvaltney, W. B. Royall, D. W. Allen, C. E. 
Brewer. J. M. Brewer, J. B. Carlyle, L. Chappell. W. B. Dunn. G. W. 
Paschal, P. W. Johnson, L. R. Mills, J. B. Powers, F. M. Purefoy. N. 
Y. Gulley, C. E. Taylor. J. F. Lanneau, John Mitchell, W. R. Cullom, 
W. A. Montgomery. W. J. Ft^rrell. J. C. Caddell. T. E. Holding, J. H. 
Gorrell. B. F. Sledd. J. C. Fowler, W. C. Parker. L. W. Bagley. 

The report on State Missions was then adopted. 

Moved that the report on Sunday Schools and Colportage 
be now considered. 

L. N. Chappell submitted report of Committee to Nomi- 
nate Board of Missions and Sunday Schools, as follows : 

BOARD OF MISSIONS AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

John E. Ray, Chairman: John E. White, Corresponding Secretary ; 
J. H. Alford. G. M. Allen, J. S. Allen. J. D. Boushall, C. B. Edwards, A. 
D. Hunter, J. B. Boone, J. M. Broughton, A. B. Forrest. S. W. Brewer, 
N. B. Broughton, J. C. Caddell, J. W. Carter, H. W. Norris, W. C. 
Douglass, J. C. Ellington, W. R. (Iwaltney, F. P. Hobgood, J. N. Hold- 
ing, E. C. Holleman, C. J. Hunter. W. N. Jones, W. A. Montgomeiy, 
T. E. Skinner, A. M. Simms. H. L. Watson, W. T. Faircloth, J. D. Huf- 
hani, H. C. Doekery, C. M. Cooke, W. L. Poteat, John T. Pullen, J. W. 
Bailey, J. H. Weathers, J. B. Brewer. J. S. Hardaway. J. P. Wyatt, 
B. W. Spilman, A. C. Barron, J. A. Mundy, W. R Cullom. 

Ashe and Alleghany. J. Ellis; Atlantic, C. W. Blanchard: Alex-ander, 
L. P. Gwaltney; Benlah. J. E. Jordan; Bladen, Wm. Brunt; Brier 
Creek; Brushy Mountain. J. L. Hemphill; Caldwell, J. V. McCall: Cedar 
Creek, R. W. Horrell; Central P. A. Dunn; Catawba River. J. H. Hoff- 
man ; Cape Fear; Chowan, T. B. Boushall: Columbus; Eastern, L. R. 
Carroll; Elkin ; Flat River. T. H. Street; French Broad; Green River, 
T. B. Justice; Kings Mountain, G. M. Webb; Liberty; Little River, J. M. 
Holleman; Mecklenburg and ( abarrus, R. H. Jordan; Mitchell; Mont- 
gomery; Mt Zion. G. J. Dowell: Pee Dee, J. G. Blalock; Piedmont, R. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 49 

W. Brooks; Pilot Mountain, H. A. Brown; Raleigh, J. M. White; Robe- 
son, E. K. Proctor, Jr.; Sandif Creek, C. L. Greaves; South Fork, W. A . 
Graham; South River; South Yadkin, G. H. Church; Stanly; Tar River; 
Three Forks, W. S. Farthing; Union, H. C. Moore; West Chowan; Yad- 
kin, V. M. Swaim; Yancey. L. N. Chappell, 

J. A. Beam, 
W. S. Olive, 
S. W. Oldham, 

W. S. BiLERO, 

R. H. Jordan, 
Geo. J. DowELL, 
CoDimittee. 

^Y. S. Penick, Elizabeth Cit}', submitted the report on 
Sunday Schools and Colportage which, after discussion by 
W. S. Penick, B. W. Spilman, N. B. Broughton and John 
E. White, was re-committed for certain amendments. 

A. T. Robertson, Louisville, K3\, then addressed the Con- 
vention on the history and work of the Southern Baptist 
Theological Seminary. A collection in cash and pledges 
was taken for the Seminary amounting to $050. 

E. W. Sikes, for the Committee on Preachers and Place 
of Next Meeting, reported the following, which was adopted : 

The Committee on Preacher and Place report the following : Intro- 
ductory Sermon, Rev. W. S. Penick; Alternate, J. Q. Adams; Place, 
Greenville. E. W. Sikes, 

B. F. Hester, 
A. W. Setzer, 
h. w. norris, 
Henry Sheets, 
Committee. 

Adjourned, with benediction by A. E. Dickenson, to visit 
Oxford Female Seminarv. 



Satukday Evening. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by J. A. Mundy, of 
Eeidsville, who read the 27th Psalm. C. F. James, of Vir- 
ginia, led in prayer. 
4 



50 MINUTES OF THE 

The report on the Baptist Female University was sub- 
mitted by A. M. Simras, of Raleigh, as follows: ' 

REPORT ON BAPTIST FEMALE UNIVERSITY. 

Owing to the position wliich woman occupies in the family, and the 
close relationship which she therefore sustains to all that pertains to 
the highest welfare of the liuman race, no more important subject can 
claim our attention than that of woman's preparation for life. 

As fihe is refined and cultured, and spiritualized, all the influences 
and streams of life feel her power, just as the heart of all the people 
answers when the strings of a harp are ; wept by a music loving soul. 

The Baptists have given to the world many noble women whose min- 
istrations have helped to sweeten tlie life of the suffering people, and 
there are in our homes, to-day. girls as noble hearted and as richly en- 
dovred by nature as any age has produced. To give to them, from 
the humblest to the highest, an opportunity to equip themselves edu- 
cationally for life, must be our work, if we are to be true to our trust. 

The schools we have are doing good work, and we thank God for 
them, as we do for every institution that has breathed a noble ambition 
and a pure hope into a life of eternal iwssibilities. 

But a female university is a necessity to our work, and the heart of 
our people, tliat never quails before difficulties nor despairs in the 
midst of suffering, has laid hold of it. and has said. "By the grace of 
God it shall be." 

The roof is now on the building, which is one of the handsomest 
structures in the State : the scaffolding is being taken down and the 
windows boarded up for the winter. If our people will give* us the 
means to push the work the school could be opened next fall. This we 
hope and pray may be done. It will take §20. 000 to enable us to do this, 
but the respon.ses which our people have already made and the noble 
hearts that are interested in the enterpri.<ie, lead us to hope it will be 
done. 

Hundreds of girls are waiting to come, and thousands of parents and 
children are praying that He, who has given to us so many sources of 
joy in the past, will add this also. 

We call to every Baptist heart, be with us in this work. 

A. M. SIMMS, 

J. W. Carter, 
W. B. Morton, 
James Smith, 
J. J. Payseur, 
S. A. Howard, 
C. H. Durham, 

Committee. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 51 

The report was discussed by President F. W. Boatwright, 
of Richmond, N. B. Broughton and O. L. Stringfield. Col- 
lection and subscriptions, payable by September 1st, 189S, 
for the University, were taken, amounting to $4,714. The 
report was adopted. 

Convention then adjourned. 



SUNDAY. 



Various pulpits in Oxford and vicinity were occupied by 
members of the Convention. The following were the ap- 
pointments : 

Bcqyiist Cliurcli. — Sunday School : Rev. R. T. Vann, Jno. 

E. Ray, Arch. Johnson; 11 a. m., Rev. A. J. Barton; 3 
o'clock p. m., Sunday School Mass Meeting: N. B. Brough- 
ton, Rev. B. W. Spilman, J. W. Bailey ; 7.30 p. m., Mass 
Meeting on Orphanage. 

Presbyterian Church. — Sunday School: Rev. W, F. Wat- 
son, Rev. James Long; 11 a. m., Rev. Thos. Need ha m ; 7.30 
p. m., Rev. Thos. E. Skinner, D. D. 

Methodist Episcopal Church. — Sunday School : Rev. R. 

F. Tredway, Rev. J. J. Payseur; 11 a. m., Rev. J. W. Car- 
ter ; 7.30 p. ra.. Rev. J. A. Mundy. 

Orphati Asylum. — Rev. C. S. Cashwell at 3 p. m: 

Horner School. — Rev. Thomas Ilume, D. D. 

Enon Baptist Church. — Rev. C. B. Justice. 

I'oor House. — Rev. John Lewis. 

Hester's Baptist Chu,rch. — Rev. Josiah Elliott. 

First Baptist Church, Colored. — 11 a. m.. Rev. W. R, 
Gwaltney ; 7.30 p. m.. Rev. Jno. E. White. 

31. E. Church, Colored.— 1\ a. m., Rev. Hight C. Moore. 

/Second Baptist Church, {Penn Ave.) — 11 a. m.. Rev. A. J. 
Cleveland ; 7.30 p. m., Rev. L. R. Pruett. 

Presbyterian Church, Colored. — 11 a. m., Rev. Jno. T. 
Edmundson ; 7.30 }i. m., Rev. G. W. Church. 



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52 MINUl'ES OF IHK 

Convention exercises for the eveninij: were opened with 
music, reading of the 41st Psalin by W. B. Royal], of Wake 
Forest, and prayer by A. Cree, of Seaboard. 

The Pi'csident called the body to order. The report on 
the Orphanage was read as follows by J. C. Scarborough, 
of Murfreesboro: 

RKPORT ON THOMASVILLE BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

The Convention which met in tlie Fir.st Baptist Church of Raleigh in 
the Fall of 1884 had before it for consideration a resolution to commit 
the Convention to the establishment and support of an Orphanage for 
the care and training of indigent orphan children. A considerable 
number of our brethren in that Convention were found to be opposed 
to the passage of the resolution, thinking the movement unwise and 
such an institution unnecessar5^ The discussion was spirited, but 
without harshness. Tlie brethren did not see alike. 

The friends of the resolution feared it would not pass. Those op- 
posing feared it would pass. Under these circumstances its friends 
thought it wise to withdraw the resolution from further consideration 
by the Convention, and to organize a Baptist Orphanage Association 
apart from the Conventicm, which Association should have for its ob- 
ject tlie establishment of an or[)hanage for the care and training of 
indigent orphan children. 

The Association was according)}- organizeil during tiiat session of the 
Convention. Two committees were appointed. One to procure a 
charter from the Legislature, whicli was to meet in January, 1885. 
The other to select and procure, by gift or purcha.se. a site for the pro- 
posed orphanage. The site near Thomasville was selected and procured 
by purchase before the end of the year 1884. The charter was procured 
from the Legislature of 1885 for "The North Carolina Baptist Orphan- 
age Association." Some years later it was changed to "Tlie Board of 
Trustees of the Thomasville Baptist Orphanage," composed of eigliteen 
members, with powers of self- perpetuation. 

We rieem it unnecessary in this report to go more particularly into 
the details of the historj- of its first beginning. It is sufficient to say 
that the first orjihan was registered on the roll at the Orphanage on 
November Uth, 1885. All opi)osition ceased immediately on the be- 
ginning of tlie active work of caring for orphan children. The sympa- 
thies of our people went out to the institution, and their contributions 
were sent in liberal measure for the support of the children. 

The first report made to the Convention of the Orphanage and its 
work was made at tlie session in Reidsville in tlie Fall of 1886. 

Since the establishment of the Orjihanage 480 children have been en- 
rolled from 69 counties in .N'orth Carolina. There are now ])reseiit 164. 



BAPTIST STATK C(JNVKNTION. 53 

Tliere are on the grounds Ifi brick buildings. Five of tliese build- 
ings are occupied by the orphans as liomes and dormitories. 

Tlie Central School Building was completed antl occupied on the 7th 
of last June. 'J he building and equipments cost about $6,000. Every 
dollar of its cost lias been raised and paid. The condition of the Or- 
phanage is excellent, considering the pressure of the times. The insti- 
tution is practically out of debt for current expenses. The contribu- 
tions are from a very much larger scope than ever before, and the out- 
look is hopeful. 

But the Orphanage is not yet complete. There is pressing need now 
■of a Home for the General Manager. Your Committee recommend 
that such stejis be taken b3- this Convention as may be needful to com- 
mend the building of a suitable home for the General Manager to our 
pastors and churclies for their consideration and contributions. It is 
Hie present nece.ssity of our Orphanage. 
Respt-ct fully submitted. 

John 0. Scarborough, Chairman, 

For Committee. 

The re|)orL was discussed by John C. Scarborough, J. B. 
Boone, General Manager of the Orphanage, J. D. Ilufham, 
R. T. A^ann and IL 13. Duffy. Subscriptions were taken for 
the ])urpose of erecting a new building at the Orphanage 
amounting to '§1,200. 

The Convention then adjourned. 



MONDAY MORNING. 

Convention met at 9.30 a. m. Devotional exercises were 
conducted by T. E. Skinner, of Raleigh. 

Minutes of Saturday and Sunday were read, corrected, 
and approved. 

W. C. Tyree read the report on Periodicals as follows: 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

If one were called upon to mention tlie factors that have made this 
the foremost of all ages, he must name the pulpit, the platform, the 
school-house and the printing press. This last agency stands along be- 
side the pulpit in power. Every business enterprise seeking popular 
support invokes the aid of the printer ; and any party or sect that un- 



54 AtlNUTES OF THK 

dertakes the problem of existence without the .support of a newspaper 
invites extinction. 

The Biblical RecorUer has stood for sixty years and more, the faitli- 
ful friend and sturdy helper of every object dear to this Convention. 
Missions, Sunday Schools, Education, and Orphanage work all find in 
it a staunch supporter. It may be doubted whether any other single 
agency has done more to bring our denomination in this State to its 
present high position. 

The dut}' of supporting the Recorder is twofold. In doing so we are 
best promoting the Kingdom of God among men, while at the same 
time we are enlarging our own spiritual grcnvth. It is ably and fear- 
lessly edited, and the reduction of its price to §1.50 has removed the 
only difficulty ever urged in the way of its general circulation among 
our Baptist people. 

In Chaiity and CJiildreri we have the official organ of our Orplianage. 
Its holy mission and its clean, elevating, stimulating matter commend 
it to every lover of his race. 

We owe it to our denomination and to tliose men who are freely giv- 
ing their labor to the cau.se, to exert ourselves in the support and per- 
petuation of the Baptist Historical Papers. 

The Foreign Mission Jvrnal. of Richmond, represents the Foreign 
Mission work of the Southern Baptist Convention. It may be had at 
80 cents per copy or 2.5 cents in clubs of ten. 

Our Home Field, which looks after the work of Home Mi,ssions in the 
South, is published in Atlanta, and may be had for 10 cents a year or .5 
cents in clubs of t(jn. 

We would also make mention of the North Carolina Baptist as a most 
excellent religious paper. 

R. T. Vann, 
J. H. Lamberth, 
A. C. Barron, 
W. C. Tyree. 
Samuel Saunders, 
J. A. Campbell, 

Committee. 

Remarks were made by John C. Scarborough, J. D. Iluf- 
ham, A. M. Simms, J. E. Wliite, K B. Bronghton, T. E. 
Skinner, A. E. Dickenson, of Richmond, J. W. Bailey. 

The following amendment to the report, offered by L. 
Johnson, was accepted and the whole adopted : 

AMENDMENT. 

We cannot overestimate the value and importance of a denomina- 
tional organ. It is the medium through which the churches, homes 



BAPTIST STATIC CONVENTION. DO 

and individuals are reached with the clarion call for united effort in 
the Lord's work ; it is the agency which elicits, combines and directs 
the thought and energies of our people, unites them in sympatiiy and 
interest and educates them in the spirit of progress and large under- 
taking for the Kingdom of God in the earth. It is a cause for grati- 
tude to God that the Baptists of North Carolina throughout the last 
sixty -three years of their historj- have liad such an organ as the Biblical 
Recorder. Every succeeding year of its splendid work vindicates tlie 
wisdom and commends the foresight of our fathers who founded the 
Recorder and consecrated it to the defence of Christ. His truth and liu- 
mauity's common cause of Justice and Liberty. The Recorder never 
deserved the large and general support as it does to-day. The price has 
been reduced to meet the conditions of all our people. It is ably and 
fearlessly edited. It is commendeil to our people by a popular rei)re- 
'sentative. It is under the proprietorship of two of the most loyal and 
capable Baptists in the State. Therefore be it 

Resolved 1. That the Baptist State Convention commend and approve 
the course of brethren Edwards & Broughton in reducing the price 
of the Recorder to 81. 50, and appreciate the faith in our support which 
this reduction indicates and that we hereby pledge ourselves during 
the coming year to the effort to give the Recorder a circulation of 10,000 
in our State. 

2. That the Convention again approves the present editorial manage- 
ment of the paper, and pledges to the editor, J. W. Bailey, its contin- 
ued support and sympathy in his effort to promote the development of 
our people and defend the principles and interests of the denomination. 

3. That we gratefully acknowledge the valuable work of the travel- 
ing agent Bro. J. C. Caddell. While primarily representing the Re- 
corder, he has thrown his whole soul into all our denominational work, 
and has taken every occasion to speak a word for the work. 

G. L. Finch reported the following telegram of response 
to students in the Seminary at Louisville: 

Oxford, N. C, Dec. 13, 1897. 

Korth Carolina Students, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 

care Rev. W. R. Weaver, New York Hall, Louisville, Ky. 

We send greeting. Psalm 122. verses 6 and 7. G. L. Finch, 

For Baptist State Convention. 

T. L. Blalock, missionary to China, was recognized and 
welcomed to the Convention, 

L. Johnson presented the following report on Woman's 
Work, which was adopted : 



56 MINUTES OF THE 

REPORT ON WOMAN'S WORK. 

It is witli great pleasure that we note the excellent report submitted 
by the Woman's Central Committee. It is only in recent years that 
we haA'e come to recognize the importance of woman's work. 

The amount contributed is very gratifj-ing. Nearly one-fourth of 
the amount contributed to Foreign Missions, and three-fourths of the 
Home Mission fund came from the Woman's ]\Iissionary Societies, 
while State Missions and otlier objects of the Convention were liberally 
supported. The Committee is able to report a larger increase in its 
contributions than any year in its history. 

As an educational agency it is invaluable. Perhaps no other agency 
has done such effective work in disseminating information and awaken- 
ing interest in missions. 

The lettei's written, the missionary literature .scattered like autumn , 
leaves, are seeds that must bring a blessed harvest in the j^ears to come. 

All this has been done with no expense. Especial mention should be 
ntaiie of the worthy President, who is consecrating her life to this 
w()r!c. 

^Ve most heartily commend the efforts of these noble women, and bid 
the: 11 God speed in all their undertakings. 

L. Johnson. 
For Committee. 

Thomas Ilumc, of Chaj^el Hill, offered the followinf^ re 
port on Obituaries, which was adopted : 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

The necrology of this year lias to do mainly with faitliful men, the 
unrecognized private soldiers of the host of God's elect, names not 
known to the great world, but written in the Lamb's Book of Life. If 
they are not recorded here, it is not for want of grateful love for their 
memor3', but because no one has supplied the means for telling of these 
.silent heroes. 

A few brethren liave rendered such important service to churches 
and benevolent institutions that they must needs be commemorated. 

Brother W. W. Mitchell of Ahoskie, in the West Chowan Associa- 
tion, fell asleep in his eighty-seventh year after a life of devoted use- 
fulness. Chowan Institute and the wliole Baptist fraternity hold him 
in thankful love. He gave four thousand dollars to rescue the honored 
school at a crisis in its history, and aided in raising one thousand 
more. Other good deeds marked tlie career of this godly and active 
believer. 

We could not omit to mention the useful life and Christian service 
of an honored physician, Dr. Victor McBrayer, a member of the Shelby 
church, w^ho rests well after good work. 



(BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 5T 

Rev. J. R. BuUard, of the South River Association, died in his sixty- 
ninth j-ear. 

Dr. A. B. Roberson, senior deacon of the Chapel Hill Church, ceased 
from his labors all too soon, as it might seem to our short sight. Use- 
ful and lielpful in his profession, practical and successful in business, 
earnest and faitliful in his Cliristian course, his church lost a wise 
counsellor and devoted member. 

r>ro. Hugli K. Reid, of Reidsville. has just died at the age of eighty, 
altir remarkable activity maintained almost to the last. Hesitating 
long before joining the church, he became one of its most serviceable 
members. He managed his lai'ge business interests witli honorable 
skill and most successful results. He declined political position towards 
which his family associations and his knowledge of affairs might have 
tempted him. He rests from his labors, and his works do follow him. 

Maj. W. W. Vass.* 
BY REV. THOS. E. SKINNER, D. D. 

The city of Raleigh lias been called upon to give up many of her in- 
fluential and useful citizens. We have attended their fimerals and 
lamented their departure and our loss, but how have we taken their 
lives and deaths as lessons and warnings to our hearts? 

"For over fifty years," says his biographer, " Maj. Vass has been an 
earnest, consistent communicant of the Baptist church, and has ever 
carried his religion into his every-day business life. His name is held 
in the warmest esteem and confidence wherever known. It was said 
of him, ' His ability is great ; his honesty crystal.'" 

Put what if the subject of this obituary notice has played the man 
so \vell in secular life ; what if he had exceeded all other men in secu- 
lar onterpri.se ; of what avail now would all these things be if he had 
not found the "pearl of great price." the "one thing needful," the 
" better part," which was not taken from him here, nor ever shall be? 

I have often heard him relate the circumstances of his awakening, 
for all men are naturally asleep to spiritual things, of the alarm to 
which liis high nervous temperament was subjected at the sight of 
himself as a sinner lost; of ho^- he feared that death might cut off his 
escape from the wrath to come ; of how fear drove away the possibility 
of belief in His Word and trust in His promises; of how the two des- 
tinies, "Life" and "Destruction" shone with a clear light, and, looked 
with fierce, piercing eyes. 

Then the two courses of conduct set so plainly before him, the " nar- 
row way" and the " broad way," he saw as never before that there was 
no middle way : no neutrality between Satan and God ; no serving 
two masters. He seemed to stand at the meeting of two ways. The 

* Copied from News and Observer, Raleigh, N. C. 



58 MINUTES OF TUK 

enemy of all souls beholding tlie situation, said, "Do as yoa like." 
"One like unto the Son of Man" replied, '"There is but one way to 
eternal life ; I am the way — the way of truth, the way of life, of obe- 
dience, of holiness." Away, then, with self-righteousness and pride of 
sins, and turn unto tlie way of practical obedience to God. " Choose 
ye this day whom ye will serve," and remember that the nari'ow way 
is rough and steep. On the other hand, the broad way seems easier at 
the start, but on that path you will lose your life — in that way lies 
death. 

Thus was set before him life and death, and he chose the better way, 
and now he wears the crown of life. 

A few days before his departure, I asked him how he felt in view of 
liis positive assertion, " I shall neA'er go out of this house again." His 
reply was calm and a.'-suring, reminding me of the words of the con- 
vert to Christ in Greenland who, when asked by the missionary the 
day before his death how he felt, replied, " I shall not rise from this 
bed again ; I am called home to the Lord. My desire is fixed on my 
heavenly country, where I shall behold Him whom I love, and \\lio 
loves me." When asked whether he feared death, "Oh, no. How can 
I love Clirist and fear deatli. The death of Christ was the death of 
Death." 

A few years ago, in some reminiscences of members of tiie First Bap- 
tist Church of Raleigh, I wrote: '"Among the older members, and 
among the most useful men in the church, is our worthy and aged 
brother, W. W. Vass, Sr. Always in his pew. a discerner of men and 
their talents, without being over critical. His constant presence was 
an example and a blessing to all the people, with his singularly cir- 
cumspect walk as a disciple of Christ. Not that he is faultless, for to 
such an inference no one would more earnestly object than he." 

Let this be our prayer : " Teach me so to live, that I may dread the 
grave as little as my bed." This is my prayer, for the Sciiptures de- 
clare that Christ has "abolished" and ' destroyed" death ; that " who- 
soever believeth in Him shall never die ;" that the believer "shall not 
taste death." The great end of life is to learn how to die. May the 
consoling and comforting presence of the Loi"d abide with the bereaved 
family, and the church of which for forty-nine years he w^as a member, 
and with the community. Thomas Hume, 

Thom.\s E. Skinner, 
For the Committee. 



John Mitchell, of Wake Forest, offered the report on 
Education, which was received and ordered printed in the 
Minutes. Remarks by John Mitchell. 

The report is as follows: 



UAPTIST STATK CONVKNTION. 59 

REPORT ON BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

The work of the Board has been fairly good during the year. Thirty- 
one young ministers were aided by the Board in the Spring Term. In 
order to relieve the Board of debt it was thought best to reduce the 
number of beneficiaries for a while. So only twenty-three AA-ere re- 
ceived for the Fall Term, and three of tliese did not return. To this 
number three have been added since, and otliers wil be at the opening 
of the Spring Term in January next. There are now a dozen or more 
applications for aid, and it is most devoutly wished that the Board 
might be able to assist all the wortliy young ministers who apply. 

The importance of the work cannot be over-estimated. It is grow- 
ing upon us, and we sliould enlarge our contributions to the Board, 
that they might be able to give this timely aid to the young ministers 
for the Master's sake. 

We are glad to be able to report that the Board is now practically 
out of debt. All outstanding notes and obligations have been can- 
celled, and the cHurent expenses paid up to date, except the Salary of 
the Corresponding Secretary, which is due from January 1st 1897 — 11 
months at §20 per month, $220. This may be reduced by the amount 
in the hands of the Treasurer. 

Tlie annual account of the Secretary, itemized, is as follows .« 

DEBITS. 

Received of J. D. Bou.shall, Treas .§ 2, 564 67 

Jan. 4. Borrowed W. J. Ferreil 300 00 

Mar. 1. " C. E. Brewer 100 00 

Mar. 22. " " " .^)0 00 

Total 8 3, 014 67 

CREDITS. 

Balance due on last year account § 31 52 

Paid out as per receipts 3, 080 84 

$ 3,112 86 
Leaving amount due on open account __.,_. §97 69 

The above account, itemized, has been audited and certified as fol- 
lows : 

"I have carefully examined the above accounts of Rev. Dr. John 
Mitchell, Corresponding Secretary of the Board of Education of the 
North Carolina Baptist State Convention, beginning November 10, 
1896, and closing December 1, 1897, and find them correct and properly 
vouched, with a balance of ninety-seven dollars and sixty-nine cents 
($97.69) due the Secretary. John M. Brewer, 

Auditor." 
Respectfully submitted, John Mitchell, 

Corresponding Secretary. 



60 • MINUTES OF THE 

J. W. Baile\' offered the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Resolved, That the functions of the office of Statistical Secretary, 
with the provisions for the maintenance of that office, be merged into 
the office of Corresponding Secretar\^ 

Secretary J. E. White presented the report of Treasurer 
J. D. Boushall. It was ordered printed in the Minutes: 

REPOKT OF J. D. BOUSBALL, TREASURER BAPTIST STATE 
CONVENTION. NOVEMBER 9, IStlO, TO DECEMBER 4, 1897. 

STATE MISSIONS. 

Balance $189 37 

By amount received §15, 206 07 

To Paid: 

N. B. Broughton. Recording Secretary 25 00 

Hight C. Moore, Recording Secretary 25 00 

Edwards & Broughton, printing Minutes. - 3)00 

Dr. N. B. Cobb, salary as Statistical Sec... 33 34 

Edwards & Brougliton, printing. 75 00 

Part Expenses Women's Central Com 44 40 

Rev. Jolin E. White, salary as Cor. Sec... 820 00 
Rev. John E. White. Cor. Sec, traveling 

expenses 150 00 

Rent of Mission Rooms. 67 01 

J. D. Boushall, Treasurer, salarj' 75 00 

Amount paid on Co-operation. . 63 > 32 

Amount paid sundry missionaries 14, 172 85 

Balance 1 , 069 22 

$16,335 29 $16,335 29 
FOKEIGN MISSIONS. 

Balance $408 48 

Bv amount received 8, 854 26 

To Paid: 

Amount sent direct $8^8 86 

Part E.\penses Women's Central Com 88 81 

Edwards Ot Brougliton, printing Minutes.. 20 00 

Rent of Mission Rooms ... 52 1 7 

Rev. John E. Wliite, Cor. Sec, salary 533 00 

Rev. John E. White. Cor. Sec, traveling 

expenses . . 55 00 

J. D. Boushall, Treasurer, salary 50 00 

Amount sent S. S. Board, Nashville 14 08 

Edwards & Broughton , ])rinting 60 50 

Expenses Vice Presidents 1921 

Amount sent Foreign Mission Board 6. 5()0 00 

Balance.. 929 13 

$9,260 74 $9,260 74 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 
P HOME MISSIONS. 

Balance - 

By amount received 

To Paid: 

Edwards & Broughton, printing Minutes.- §20 00 

Appropriation to N. C. Board of Missions.. 500 00 

Part Expenses Women's Central Com 44 40 

Rent of Mission Rooms 21 34 

Rev. Jolm E. White, Cor. Sec. salary 350 00 

Rev. John E. White, Cor. Sec, traveling 

expenses 50 00 

J. D. Boushall, Treasurer, salary 50 00 

Edwards & Broughton. printing 48 15 

Amount paid on Co-operation 722 62 

Amount sent direct 351 52 

Amount paid Home Mission Board 3,128 63 

Balance - P>65 44 

$5,953 10 

EDUCATION —Ministerial Education. 

Balance $32 68 

By amount received 

To Paid; 

Edwards & Broughton. printing Minutes.. 20 00 

Salary J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 15 00 

Dr. John Mitchell, Sec'y. vouchers 2, 488 59 

Balance 248 03 

Total ---- $2,814 30 

Amount contributed to Royall Chair ( Wake 
Forest. Endowment) 

Amount contributed to Baptist Female 

TT • •. j Cash §5,090 26 ( 

University . j j^^^^ Estate... 1,050 00 l 

Total for Education 

ORPH.\NAGE. 

{Figures furnished by Ivey Allen, Treasurer.) 

Cash contributions 

Subscriptions to Charity and Children 

Contributions to Central Building . 

Contributions in kind .- 

Total 



§283 56 
5,668 54 



§5,952 10 



2,814 30 



§2,814 30 
§5,176 80 

6,140 26 
§14,131 36 



$7,625 16 
1,901 56 
2, 155 94 
1,366 79 

$13,049 45 



62 MINUTKS OF THE 

MINISTERIAL RELIEF FUND. 

By balance S3 20 

A mount received _ ■ 915 93 

To Paid: 

Edwards & Broughton, printing Minutes.. $10 00 

Paid T. E. Cheek, Treasurer 867 25 

Balance 41 87 

$919 12 



SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

By amount received $22i5 1 

To Paid: 

Edwards & Broughton, printing $30 00 

B. W. Spilman, S. S. Missionary 193 32 

Balance. 23 



S223 32 



$223 83 



students' AID FCND (LOUISVILLE.) 

By amount received 850 05 

To Paid: 

Dr. E. C. Dargan, Treasurer $50 05 

$50 05 

Amount sent direct, estimated 



§50 


»i 


$500 0^ 


$(> 


88 1 


400 00| 


7, 385 


95l 



BAPTIST BOOK STORE. 

By Balance . 

Donation 8. S. Board, Nashville 

Receipts of store 

To Paid: 

Edwards & Broughton, printing Minutes.. $30 00 

Edwards & Broughton, printing and mdse. 100 00 

Salary Rev. B. W Spilman. Secretary 800 00 

Salary H. L \Vat.son. Clerk G50 00 

Salary J. D. Boushall. Treasurer 60 00 

Rent 858 32 

Water rent 4 42 

Fuel, lights, insurance, etc . 172 87 

Donations and discounts ... Ill 99 

Postage, box rent, etc 99 26 

Sunday School literature and books 5, 95 1 38 

Balance 43 41 

$7,838 24 $7,838 24 



BAPTIST STATE CONVKNTION. 63 



THE "DURHAM DEBT." 

By amount received in 18f)(5 - . 

Amount received in 1897 

Paid JIis. Durham at sundry times 

Paid Mrs. Durham balance January 5, 1897 





$354 85 




144 10 


877 r,5 




21 40 





§39S 95 $398 95 



SUMMARY. 

State JMissions $16, 335 39 

Foreign Missions 9,260 74 

Home Missions 5, 952 1 

Education : 

Ministerial S3, 814 30 

\Vake Forest Endowment 5, 17G 80 

Baptist Female University 6, 140 26 14, 131 36 

Orplianage : 

Cash 7, 625 16 

Charity and Children 1 , 901 56 

Central Building 2, 155 94 

Inland.. 1.366 79 13,049 45 

Ministerial Relief 919 13 

Sunday School Mission Work 233 32 

Students' Aid Fund 550 05 

Baptist Book store 7, 838 34 

The "Durham Debt'" 398 95 

Church Extension, estimated " . 60, 000 00 



$128,658 63 



J. D. BOUSHALL. 
Treasurer Baptist State Convention. 

I hereby certify that I have examined the books of J. D. Boushall, 
Treasurer of tlie Baptist State Convention of North Cai'olina, for the 
past conventional year, comparing the sanie with the acknowledge- 
ments in the Biblical Recorder. I find all accounts, with the various 
objects of the Convention, to be correct, and disbursements supi»orted 

by proper vouchers. 

W. N. JONES, 

Auditor North Carolina Baptist State Convention. 

J. A. Slradley, for the Comraittee, reported as follows: 

MINISTERIAL RELIEF BOARD. 

Your Committee to Nominate Ministerial Relief Board, recommend 
the following names to compose this Board : 



64 MINUTES OF THE 

W. C. Tyree, G. J. Dowell. J. F. McDuffie, N. B. Broughton, H. A. 
Foushee, H. A. Reams. T. E. Cheek, J. L. Markham, J. S. Hardaway, 
T. H. Street, O. C. Horton. 

J. A. Stradley, 

J. W. BURCHETT, 

O. C. Horton, 
G. L. Finch, 
M. Blalock, 
John W. Suttle. 
W. B. Waff, 

Committee. 

Josiah Elliott submitted the 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE SUNDAY SCHOOL 
AND COLPORTAGE COMMITTEE. 

N. B. Broughton. Chairman; A. M. Simms. Jno. E. White. W. N. 
Jones. John K. Ray. S. W. Brewer, W. C. Douglass, W. L. Poteat, 
Jolm T. Pullen. J. D. Boushall, J. W. Bailey, J. H. Weathers. J. W. 
Carter. R. N. Sinirns. J. B. Brewer, J. M. Broughton, W. R. Cullom. 

Josiah tLLioxx, 
Fo7' Committee. 

J. W. Bailey offered the following resolution, \s'hich was 
carried unanimously : 

Resolved, That tliis Convention reiterates the position it has taken 
in behalf of the Voluntary Principle in Higher Education, the prime 
importance of Christian Education, and sufficient provisions for the 
education of all the people. 

J. D. Newton offered the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Resolved, That the Baptists of North Carolina, assembled in Conven- 
tion, do express their sympathy with the unfortunate feeble-minded 
children in our State ; and we therefore favor the idea of some practi- 
cal effort being made with reference to the establishment of a suitable 
home for tlie training and development of these mentally affected per- 
sons, which, it is supposed, now numbers more than one thousand 
within the limits of North Carolina. 

Thomas flume presented the following resolution, which 
was heartily adopted : 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 65 

Resolved. The Convention renders its grateful tribute to Oxford and 
its hospitable people, under the leadership of Pastor Hardaway and 
Chairman Hancock, for their generous and graceful entertainment of 
so large a body of delegates and visitors. Our thanks are due to the 
pastors and members of all Christian coinmunions, to the Oxford Fe- 
male Seminary and the Oxford Orphan Asylum for delightful recep- 
tions and specially prepared exercises for our benefit, to the Horner 
School, and to the railroad companies. 

On motion, it is ordered that fifteen hundred copies of the 
Minutes be printed, and that the Secretaries be allowed the 
usual fees. 

The Convention then adjourned, to meet in Greenville, 
N. C, on Thursday night before the second Sunday in 
December, 1898. 

R. H. MARSH, 

N. B. Broughton, President. 

HiGHT C. Moore, 

Secretaries. 



\ 



APPENDIX. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



Abernatliy, J. W., Matthews. 

Adams, E. J., Richmond Hill. 

Adams, J. Q., Wadesboro. 

Adams, M. A.. Apex. 

Adams, M. H.. Venable. 

Adams, J. J., Southport. 

Addertoii, W. S., Denton. 

Alderman. J. O., High Point. 

Allen, W. M., Fletcher. 

Alli.son. E.. Brevard. 

Aman. D. F., Marines. 

Amnions, J. A. , Needmore. 

Ammons, J. M., Halewood. 

Amnions, John. Outlook. 

Anderson, C. J. F., So. Bp. Theo. Sem. 

Anderson, J. W.. Asheville. 

Angel, Jas. J. Boonville. 

Annas, J. R. J.. Monbo. 

Arrington, C. C. Shelton. 

Atkinson, J. W.. Neuse. 

Austin, D. M., Charlotte. 

Austin. J. H., Rockingham. 

Bailey. L. J.. Walnut Run. 

Baldwin. M.. Winston. 

Baldwin, T. M.. Rise. 

Baldwin, J. R., Silas Creek. 

Ballard. W. S., Southport. 

Ballard, J. M.. Doolie. 

Bardwin. J. H.. Silas Creek. 

Barker, A. N.. Grade. 

Barker. H. M., Peachtree. 

Barker. W. F., Hud. 

Barnes, S. D.. Boomer. 

Barnes, S. B.. Lewiston. 

Barnes. K. , Sterling. 

Barrett, W. C, Raleigh. 

Barron, A. C , Charlotte. 

Barr, J. S , Pinckton. 

Barrett. E. B.. Peachland. 

Bartlett, G. A.. Franklin. 

Bassett. J. E.. Asheville. 

Beach. W. R.. King's Ci-eek. 

Beam, J. A., Bethel Hill. 

Beamer,W. H.. Pine Ridge. 

Beard, C. E.. Winnie. 

Beaver, C. E., Mt. Holly. 

Beeker.S. J., Michael. 



Beck, A. W.. Calhoun. 

Bell, J. W.. Clinton. 

Bennett, J., Iredell. 

Bennett, J. L., Marsh ville. 

Bennett, J. M., Marshville. 

Betts, Alvin, Raleigh. 

Betts, A. L.. Raleigh. 

Betts, J. T., Whiteville. 

Bilbro, W. L. , Warsaw. 

Bivens, J. A., Richardson's Creek. 

Blackburn, S., Grumpier. 

Blalock, J. C. , Ledger. 

BlalockjT. L., Cliinjj Kiaug, Cliina. 

Blalock, J. G.. Rockingham. 

Blanchard, C. W. , Gary. 

Bland, Wm..Hawley's Store. 

Blevins, John, Hermitage. 

Blevins. B. , Absher. 

Blevins, E., Blevins. 

Blevins, C, Hermitage. 

Blythe, James. Saluda. 

Bobbitt. E. C. Michenor. 

Boone, J. B.,Thoniasville. 

Boone, J. R.,Estatoe. 

Booth. J. N., Washington. 

Bordeaux, A. J., Doughton. 

Bostick,W. M.,Troy. 

Bostick, G. P., Shanghai, China. 

Bostic,W. D.. Wake Forest. 

Boyd, J. P., Polkton. 

Bradley, J. A., Grape Vine. 

Bradley, W. T. Morgan Hill. 

Bradsliaw.E. T.,Cora. 

Bradshaw. W. R.. North Wilkesboro. 

Bray,G. N.,S. B. T. Seminary. 

Bridgers.S. A., Forest City. 

Bridges, B. M., Lattimore. 

Bridgers, J. M.. Waco. 

Bridges, D. P., Catawba. 

Bridges. J. D.,New House. 

Briggs,H. W.,Bald Creek. 

Briggs, J. W.,Mars Hill. 

Briggs, W. K., Briggsville. 

Bright, A., Spring Creek. 

Bright. T., Murphy. 

Erindle, J. A., Gary. 

Brisson. Wm., Guyton. 



t;8 



APPENDIX. 



Britton,T. C.Soo Chow, China. 

Bristow, S. F. . Coleraine. 

Britt. J. L., Turkey. 

Brock. T. J.. Acton. 

Brooks. C. v.. Lemon Springs. 

Brooks, G. \V.. Brevard. 

Brookshier. J. L.. Flat Rock. 

Brown. Asa. River.side. 

Bi-own. A. E..AsheviUe. 

Brown .J. W. . Ahsher. 

Brown. tJ. C. Haniptonville. 

Brown. H. A.. Winston. 

Brown. Joel. Elkville. 

Brown. VV. G.. Cross Roads Church. 

Brunt. Win.. Winnie. 

Bryan. L.. C3press Creek. 

Bryan. R. T.. Sliangliai. China. 

Buchanan. C. S.. Barker. 

Buchanan . J. W. . Minneapolis. 

Buchanan, J. L.. Barker. 

Buchanan. S.. Plum Tree. 

Buchanan. W. S.. bakersville. 

Buchanan. K.. Bakersville. 

Bullard.D. S.. Roseboro. 

Bumgardner. A.P..Cfesar. 

Buragardner, \V . J.,Swanner. 

Burcham.G. M..Elkin. 

Burcham. A. J..Mt. Airy. 

Burcliett.J. VV..Trap Hill. 

Burfoot.A. W.. Hertford. 

Burgess. C. S.. Wake Forest. 
Butler. A. A.. Franklinton. 

Bvrd.R. L..ToIarsville. 

Byrd.W. F.. Trap Hill. 
Gaines, G. COrton. 
Caldwell. W. R.. Robbinsville. 
Caldwell. Jno. W..Loreta. 
Cale. D.. Potecasi. 
Callahan. N. A.. White Hall. 
Calhoun. C. L.,Medlin. 
Calhoun. T. J...Medlin. 
Camp.T. C, Tusquitee. 
Campbell. A. N., Foe's. 
Campbell. J. A.Poe's. 
Campbell. Neal. Gravson. 
Carroll. R D.. Davis'. 
Carroll. S. T.. Stony Fork. 
Carrick. Thomas. High Point. 
Carlton. W, F., Summit. 
Carswell. Z..Eno)a. 
Carter. I. M..Bernice. 
Carter. Henrv. Garland. 
Carter..!. W'. Raleigh. 
Carter. T. S.. Palestine. 
Cashwell.C. S.. Hickory. 
Cash well. J.. Bladenboro. 
Cassiday.W. A.. Trail Branch. 
Caudle. A. B.. Waxhaw. 
Caudle. R. T.. Rockingham. 



Caudle. J. J.,Dockery. 

Chafin.M. S..Calahan. 

Chambers. S. A., \N aynesville. 

Chappell.W. Y., Flint 

Chappell. L. N.. Wakefield. 

Cheek. F. B.. Whitehead. 

Church. G. H. . Statesville. 

Church. J. W.. Reedy Branch. 

Clark. D. J.. Register. 

Clark. F. P.. Dogwood 

Clark. M. L . Morganton. 

Clark. X. L.. Chambers. 

Clarke. J. D..St. Paul's. 

Clement. A. B.. Bushnell. 

Clennv.L. M.. Silver. 

Clea viand. F. L.. Chapel Hill. 

Clayton. Clubb. Sexton. 

Cobb. X. B.. HarrelKs Store. 

Cobb, T J.. Chad bourn. 

Cobb. J. W., Lumber Bridge. 

Coleman. A., Murphy. 

Coley. W. J.. Xorthsifle. 

Collie. D. S.. Brvson Citv. 

Collins, J. W.. Polk. 

Comer. J. Q.. Hampton ville. 

Comer. W. T.. Lovelace. 

Compton. M. C. Clyde. 

Conner. W. E.. Quallatown. 

Conrad. S. F.. Winston. 

Cook.H. B..Medhn 

Cuok.J. H..Lark. 

Coppedge. G. W. . W^aketield. 

Corn. .A. J. Grange. 

Corn. .Voah. Little Creek. 

Corpening. L N.. Blowing Rock. 

Corpening.J. S.. Burlington. 

Cothren. Grant. Trap Hill. 

Crabtree. A. AV.. Arlington. 

Crabtree.W. A.. Durham. 

Creath.W. T.. Elmo. 

Cree, A.. Seaboard. 

Cree. A. C, Wake Forest. 

Creech. Worley. Micro. 

Crews. R. W.. Germanton. 

Crisp, J. F.. Xorris. 

Crisp. E. D.. Upton. 

Crisp. K. H.. Dorsey. 

Croom.H. M.. Law'ndale. 

Cross. R. D.. Windsor. 

Crocker. W. E 

Grumpier. J C. Hope Mills. 

Cullom. W. R.. Wake Forest. 

Cunningham. H. A.. Swain. 

Current. J. M.. Buck Shoal. 

Curtis. L. M.. Aidander. 

Davenport. J. E. M.. CrozerTheo. Sem. 

Daitz.T. F.. Barker. 

Davis, A.. Low Gap. 

Davis. W. H.. Smithfield. 



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Davis, A. C, Unionville. 

Davis. A. W., Barker. 

Davis. J. F., Boone. 

Dehart,T. S., Swain. 

Dennis, J. D.. Polk. 

Denton, J. R.. Dysartsville. 

Deviu,R. I., Oxford. 

Devenny.J V., Wake Forest. 

Deweese. E. A.. Hanging Dog. 

Deweese.L., Outlook. 

Deweese. W. W.. Burningtown. 

Dietz, J. S., Pearson. 

Dietz,T. F., Barker. 

Dixon, L. R., Goldston. 

Dixon, T.. Shelby. 

Dohson, J. H.. Atkin.son. 

Douglas. J. J., Clinton. 

D<)well,G. J., Lumberton. 

Dt)well. J.. Jennings. 

Driver, R P., Earpsboro. 

Duk.%G. M., Dukes. 

Duncan. T. M., Beaver Creek. 

Duncan,.!. W., Ledger. 

Duncan. H. J., Clinton. 

Dunn.W. C Balsam Grove. 

Durham. C. H.. Gastonia. 

Earl. J. M . Swain. 

Early, D. W.. Aulander. 

Edmundson. John T., Vaughns. 

Edwards, A. A.. Winnabow. 

Edwards, D. D.. Morrisville. 

Edwards. E. J.. Cedar Creek. 

Edwards, J. R., Swain. 

Edwards, O. T., Mt. Vernon Springs. 

Edwards, W. H., Durham. 

Elam,P. R.. Kings Mountain. 

Filer, J. F. Sweet Water. 

Ellington, E. P..Wentworth. 

Elliott, Josiah, Hertford. 

Ensley,W.. Dillsboro. 

Eudy,G. L., Efird's Mills. 

Farrington. F. H.. Wilmington. 

Fant, J. C, Ahoskie. 

Farthing, C. S., Hattie. 

Farthing, J. H.. Hattie. 

Farthing. R. M., Louisville, Ky. 

Fehnet,C. F., Waco. 

Fender, A., Laurelton. 

Ferrebee. J. B.. Belcross. 

FerrelI,B. S., Waxhaw. 

Fields, C. F., Elkin. 

Finch, G. L., Williamston. 

Fisher, J. G., Roslin. 

Fleetwood, J. C, Margarettsville. 

Fontaine, P. H., Bethel Hill. 

Foster, J. A., Wilkesboro. 

Franklin, J. K., Devotion. 

Freeman. F. M., Logan's Store. 

Frisbie. T. J., Spring Creek. 



Furgerson, P. A.. Lamb.sville. 
Fulford, W. J., Rockingham. 
Fuqua, S. W., Eagle Springs. 
Ci'allowa}', J. A., Wolf Mountain. 
Galloway, J. E. . Galloway. 
Gentry, S. E., Dobson. 
Gibbs. N. H. Benson. 
Gilbert. R. H.. Harrell's Store. 
Gillam. E. R. , Drew. 
Gilmore, S., Goldston. 
Glenn, W. H.. Thaxton. 
Glidewell, C. W.. Meadows. 
Goforth, M. A.. Big Pine. 
Goforth, S. S., Lovelace. 
Gooden, A. H., Bryantsville. 
Gormley,M., Aquone. 
Gosnell.G. W.. Owenby. 
Gough. D. A., Bandana. 
Gourley, Robert. Winston. 
Gower, C. E . Lincolnton. 
Graham, H. W., Swann Station. 
Greaves, C. L.. Pittsboro. 
Gray, W. F.. Buck Shoal. 
Gray, W. T., Marler. 
Green, David, Norris. 
Green, B. P., Mooresboro. 
Green, J. B., Forest City. 
Green. J., Boiling Springs. 
Green, R. G.. Hamptonville. 
Green, Solomon. Stony Fork. 
Green, C. L., Dark Ridge. 
Greene. G. W., Canton. China. 
Greene, Edmund. Norris. 
Greene. L. H., Bakersville. 
Greene, D. A.. Bakersville. 
Greene. M. L., Aho.skie. 
Greene, S. M., Bakersville. 

Greenwood, , Paint Rock. 

Griffin, J. W.. Dallas. 
Grindstaff. I., Bakersville. 
Grizzard.R. W., Wallace. 
Gulledge, J. G., Brown Creek. 
Gwaltney, J. P., York Institute. 
Gwaltney, H. H., Vernon. 
Gwaltney, J. S.. Cora. 
CJwaltney, L. P. Vashti. 
Gwaltney, W. R., Wake Forest. 
Gwyn,E. N., Buck Shoal. 
Hackney, J. D., Franklinville. 
Hackney, J. A.. Siler City. 
Hagleman, J. G., Sweet water. 
Haithcock, U. F., Albemarle 
Hairfield,G. R., Greystone. 
Hall, J. W. Hayesville 
Hall, W. F.. Idaho. 
Hall, S. W., East Bend. 
Hamilton. L. C, Bowman's Bluff. 
Hamilton, R. F., Knight. 
Hamner. W. H., Lexington. 



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Hamrick, G. P.. Henrietta. 

Hamrick, F. C, Pump. 

Hamrick, D. M.. Rutherfordton. 

Hardaway, J. S., Oxford. 

Harman, A. J., Harman. 

Harmau, D. C, Sugar Grove. 

Harman, G. W., Ramseur. 

Harman, J. M., Sugar Grove. 

Harrill.H. D., Forest City. 

Harrell.E. J.. Eure. 

Harrell.J. B.. Wilmington. 

Harrell.W. B.. Dunn. 

Harrill.Z. D.. Ellenboro. 

HarrilLE. D.. Ellenboro. 

Harrelson.H.. Gaddj^sville. 

Harrington. E. P.. Mission. 

Harris, B. B., Dysartsville. 

Harris, D. J., Yancey ville. 

Harris, J. M.. Hartland. 

Harris. Wm.. Knapp's Mills. 

Hartley. D. C. Minneapolis. 

Hartsell, J. W.. Morven. 

Hartsell, P. G., Concord. 

Hawkins, A. B., Leicester. 

Hawkins, R. M.. Sharon. 

Haymore.C. C, Mt. Airy. 

Haynes, J. M., Clyde. 

Haynes, W., AsheVille. 

Hedgepeth.I. P., Orrum. 

Hedgepeth.R. A., Cedar Creek. 

Hefner, D., Lenoir. 

Henderson, G. W.. Blaine. 

Hensley. A. J., Wake Forest. 

Hensley.S. B.. Bee Log. 

Hensley. W. E.. Faust. 

Henson, A. B.. Balsam. 

Herring, J. E.. Henrietta. 

Herring, D. W.. Ching Kiang. China. 

Herring. R. H., Halifax. 

Hewitt, D. L., Shallotte. 

Hice. J. H., Baton. 

Hilburn. D. H.. Bladenboro. 

Hilburn.L. W., Freeman. 

Hilburn. Rufus M.. Blabenboro. 

Hildebrand, A., Pearson. 

Hildretli.-J. H., Wilmington. 

Hill. A. H.. Cottonville. 

Hill.T. B., So. Baj). Then. Seminarv. 

Hilliard,J. M., Greensboro. 

Hocutt, J. C, Haw River. 

Hocut, J. E.. Nashville. 

Hodge, J. F., Pool. 

Hoggard. J. N., Severn. 

Hoirue, G. F.. Boonville. 

Holland. G. W. Winston. 

Hollar. K. Felts. 

Hollar, I.. Eupeptic Springs. 

HoUeman, J. M., Apex. 

Hollifield. A. P., Ellenboro. 



Honeycutt, G. A., Whitley. 

Honeycutt, R.. Beaman's X Roads. 

Honeycutt, T. M., Mars Hill. 

Honeycutt, W. H.. Concord. 

Hooker, W. H., Marshall. 

Hooper, G. W., Robbinsville. 

Hooper, L. W., Tuckaseigee. 

Hopkins. W. J., Casar. 

Hopper, P. G.. Issa. 

Hord. A. T.. Glen ville. 

Horner, K. C. Siler City. 

Horner, T. J., Henderson. 

Horrell, R. W. Burgaw. 

Horton, O. C. East Durham. 

Howard, H. H., Bee Log. 

Howell, W. T., Wake Forest. 

Howell, J. K., Rocky Mount. 

Hojde, J. A.. Maiden. 

Hoyle, B. M., Estatoe. 

Hudgins. Riciiard. Pump. 

Hudson, T. J., Chin Kiang. 

Huf ham. J. D., Henderson. 

Hughes, J., Bvrd. 

Hughes, S. A.', Vallev. 

Hull, W. F., Camp Creek, 

Hume, Thos.. Chapel Hill. 

Hunt, A., Gamble's Store. 

Hunter. A. D.. Cary. 

Hurley. A., Bly. 

Hutcliinson, J. H., Hutchinson's Store. 

Irwin, A. C Pearl. 

Isaac, E.. Lineback. 

Ingram, H. M.. Pekin. 

Jack.son, Elbert. Turner's. 
James, R. H.. Reuben. 

Jamison, Wesley. Bald Creek. 
Jenkins, J. T., Waynesville. 
Johnson, C. C, Reese. 
Johnson, J. H., Weldon. 
Johnson, L., Greensboro. 
Johnson, Wm. R., Ashe. 
Johnson, S. H., Grays Creek. 
Johnson, L. E.. Fremont. 
Jolly. J. R., Lomax. 

Jones, E. F., . 

Jones, J. R., Roj-al. 
Jones, N. S., Tarboro. 
Jones. R. H., Wakefield. 
Jones, Wm. H., Blue Ridge. 
Jones, W. J., Estatoe. 
Jones. W. M.. Maxton. 
Jordan, F. M., East Fork. 
Jordan. James. Central Falls. 
Jordan. S.. Robbinsville. 
Jordan, W. P.. Hertford. 
Jordan. Y., Osbornsville. 
Justice, A. A., .^tna. 
Justice, T. B., Rutherfordton. 
Justice. A. I., Emma. 



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Justice, C. B.. Rutherfoi'dton. 
Kane. E. F.. Good Spring. 
Kanot. J.. Robbinsville. 
Kendrick, R. G., Weldou. 
Kesler. M. L., Rocky Mount. 
King, J. D., Wampler. 
King. R. W.. Wampler. 
King, T. C, Pensacola. 
King, W. G.. Villanow. 
Knight. W. F.. Blowing Rock. 
Kramer. James W., Wilmington. 
Kuykendall. J. A., Leicester. 
Kuykendall. W. I., Alexander. 
Lamberth, J. H., Asbeville. 
Lancaster, J. F.. Oak Ridge. 
Lancaster, W. D.. Sandy Springs. 
Lane, J. L.. Summertield. 
Lanning, Jeff., Eldorado. 
Landsell. J. J., Roxboro. 
Larkins, J. D., Wake Forest. 
Latta, A. T.. Monroe. 
La^A•hon, W. H. H.. Lawhon. 
Lawing. J. W., Peachtree. 
Leach, M. J., Lassiter. 
Leatherman. J. F.. HulFs X Roads. 
Lee, W. F., Tiptop. 
Lee. W. M., Summit. 
Lee, M. L., Ashpole. 
Leggatt. B.. Windsor, 
Leggett, R. J.. Howelville. 
Lennon, J. P., Applevvdiite. 
Lewellyn, J. H., Dobson. 
Lewis. C. H.. Gamble's Store. 
Lewis, L. G.. Pennington. 
Lewis, Joseph. Gage. 
Lewis, J. L.. Laurelton. 
Lewis, John, Morehead. 
Lilly. Edmond, King's Creek. 
Limrick. R. L., Shelby. 
Little. J. W.. Lane's Creek. 
Little. T. P., Marshall. 
Littleton. J. W.. Palestine. 
Livingston, D. K.. Little Pine Creek. 
Loftis, R. M., East Bend. 
Logan. W. H., Ayr. 
Long, J. H.. Excelsior. 
Long, James. Goldsboro. 
Loudermilk, D. P.. i ridgewater. 
Lloyd, L. A.. Nashville. 
Mace. G. W., Bowman's Bluff. 
Macomson, M. V.. Graham. 
Manly, H., Brevard. 
Marcus, W. A.. Homestead. 
Marley, H. C, Lenoir. 
Marsh. A., Marshville. 
Marsh. R. H.. Oxford. 
Martin. C. H.. Polkton. 
Martin. J. H.. Hamptonville. 
Martin. J. L.. Roger's Store. 



Martin, W. N., Trail Branch. 

Marshburn, A. B., Nealsville. 

Mashburn. H. H.. New Berne. 

Mason, J. A., Conclave. 

Mason, W. C, Flats. 

Mason, B. K., Marion. 

Mason. N. J., Louisville. 

Matheny, M. P., Bryson City. 

Matthews. J. R., Hexlena. 

Matthews, B. H.. Ward's Mill. 

Matthews, N. J., Pilot Movmtain. 

Matthias, B.. Buck Shoal. 

May, S. S., Allgood. 

Mercer, T. J.. Bolivia. 

McCarson. J. L.. Henderson ville. 

McClure, W. B.. Alexis. 

McLure, W. H.. Henrietta. 

McDevitt, P., Mars Hill. 

McDuffie, J F.. East Durham. 

McGinnis, I. J., Banner Elk. 

McGiigan, C. P., Lumber Bridge. 

Mcintosh. C. M., Wake Forest. 

McKaughan, J. A., Albemarle. 

McKinney. C. H.. Bakersville. 

McLendon, J. J.. Wolfsville. 

McMahon. A.. Forest Citv. 

McMillan, D. C. Ashpole. 

McNeil, M., Wilkesboro. 

Meadows. W. C Poor's Knob. 

Meeks. O. P.. Clinton. 

Melton, W. H.. Kapp's Mill. 

Melvin, W. A.. Harrell's Store. 

Melvin. W. S.. Winnie. 

Merrell. G. L.. Hobgood. 

Metcalf, C. C. Briggsville. 

Michael, Ray. Nettle Knob. 

Miles, John A. . Leicester. 

Miller. Daniel L.. Highlands. 

Milliken. C, Ash. 

Milliken. H.. Ash. 

Mints. J. A.. Shallotte. 

Mitchell, John. Wake Forest. 

Mitchell, S. W., Asbeville. 

Moflit, J. L. Stone Mountain. 

Montague, E. J.. Allensville. 

Moore, H. C, Monroe. 

Moore. I. F.. Lynch. 

Moore. J. O., Hunting Creek. 

Moore, R. A., Red Springs. 

Moore, R. R., Greensboro. 

Moore, J. D., Red Springs. 

Moore. J. R., So. Bap. Theo. Seminary. 

Morgan, B. L., Homestead. 

Morgan, D. A.. Spring Creek. 

Morgan, E. J., Hominv. 

Morgan, F. M.. Flats. ' 

Morgan, S. J., Morgan Hill. 

Morgan, W. C. Robbinsville. 

Morris, J. F., Stanley's Creek. 



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Morton, D. S., Whitnej'. 
Morton. H., Thomasville. 
Morton. W. B.. Roxboro. 
Morton. W. G.. Albemarle. 
Moss, T. J.. Forest City. 
Moss. N. II.. Cherry ville. 
Mull. W. B.. Shoups Ford. 
MuUinox. T. H., Grover. 
Mnndy. J. A.. Reidsville. 
Murchison. C. M.. Penelope. 
Myers, I. T.. So. Bp. Theo. Seminary. 
Myers, W. W.. Round Mountain. 
Mvers. D. R.. Salisbury. 
Myers, T. C Martin 
Myers, A. E . Round Mountain. 
Myers, J. W.. Round Mountain. 
Naylor. M. W-, Giles Mills. 
Nelson. C. J.. Gold.sboro. 
Nelson, E. R.. Hendersonville. 
Nelson. J. H . Patterson. 
Newell. G. W.. Mapleville. 
Newton, I. T.. Brevard. 
Newton. J. B.. Aulander. 
Newton. J. I).. Thomasville. 
Newton. W. C. Roche.ster The. Sem. 
Newton. H. F.. Casar. 
Noble, J. W.. Willard. 
Norris. H. W . Ballentine"s Mills. 
Norris. Isaac. Cruso. 
Norris. John. Sweet Water. 
Norton. J. H.. Venable. 
No well. W. C. Nashville. 
Olive, W. S.. Apex. 
Oliver, P. Dalton. 
Oliver. W. B.. Wilmington. 
Olhs. W. H.. Plum Tree.. 
Oneil. G. G.. Louisville. Ky. 
Orr. G. W.. Robinsville. 
Orrell. N. B.. Abbotts Creek. 
Osment. J. R.. Dallas. 
Overby. R. R.. Belcross. 
'Overton, W. C . Harrelisville. 
Owen. J. L.. Glen ville. 
Owen. S. C. Candler. 
Oxfoi'd. Isaac. Cedar Valley. 
Pace, J. R.. Wilton. 
Pajre. S. C. Godwin. 
Pa^e, Wiley M.. Falcon. 
Palmer. R. L.. Leander. 
Parks, E. L.. Lisbon. 
Parker, C. J. D.. Crozer Theo. Sem. 
Panther. J. P., Quallatovvn. 
Pardew. A. T.. Adley. 
Paris. T. W.. New Castle. 
Parisli. M. E.. Salisbury. 
Parish. A. A.. Edenton. 
Parsons. W. C.. Bandana. 
Patton. R. L.. Mor^antou. 
Payne. J. M.. Blowing? Rock. 



Payseur, J. J.. Concoi'd. 
Pendergrass. J. R.. Franklin. 
Penick. W. S.. Elizabeth City. 
Perkinson. L. C Wise. 
Pernell, M. R.. Franklinton. 
Peterson, C. D.. Dalila. 
Phillips. John, Beech Creek. 
Phillips. Wm . Mt. Airy. 
Phillips. J. L.. Houck. 
Pierce. E. S.. Pantego. 
Pinner. R.. Fau.st. 
Pippin. A. A.. Finch. 
Pitchford, J. A., Littleton. 
Pittman.'A. R.. Rennert. 
Pittmau. A. E. C. Rennert. 
Piatt, J. T., Warne. 
Plemmons. James. Biltmore. 
Plemraons. T. H., Loui.sville, Ky. 
Poe, E. A., Cora. 
Pool. C. C. Partee. 
Porter. S. J.. Newbern. 
Porter. C. W.. Elm City. 
Porter, A. H.. Orton. 
Poston. R.. Pearl. 
Potter. W. J., Elk Park. 
Powell. J. W.. Rocky Mount. 
Prevatt. F. A., Lumberton. 
Prevatt. Jonah. Huntley. 
Prewett. N.. Knob Creek. 
Privette. I. T.. Wilkesboro. 
Proffit. M. S.. Mars Hill. 
Pruett. L. R.. Charlotte. 
Pruitt. Julius. Connelly Springs. 
Pruitt, Berry, Knob Creek. 
Pruitt. G.. Penelope. 
Pruitt. Wm.. Robbinsville. 
Pugh. J. M.. Randleman. 
PuUiam, J. G.. Boone. 
Putnam. J. W.. Magnetic City. 
Queen. A. C. Tuckaseigee. 
Queen. B. N., Tuckaseigee. 
Queen. J. H.. Bryson City. 
Queen, L. E.. Cowart's. 
Ramsey. Garret. Marshall. 
Rector. J. A.. Morganton. 
Reddish. W. H.. Wilson. 
Red wine. J. F.. Fork Church. 
Reece, J. N.. Gallowav. 
Reed. W. W.. Balsam'! 
Reid. T. M.. Huse. 
.Reedy, E. W.. Grumpier. 
Reese, J. V.. Cruso. 
Rhodes. J. R.. Saluda. 
Rickard,D. B.. Crisp. 
Rich. W. H.. Thomasville. 
Richardson, J. B.. High Point. 
Rickman. P. R.. Leatherman. 
Riddick. J. T.. Winton. 
Riddle. B. B.. Persacola. 



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Riddle, H. B., Big Pine. 

Riddle, J.. Beaver Creek. 

Roberts, Creed, Berlin. 

Roberts, D. J., Cherry Lane. 

Robertson, W. A.. Burnsville. 

Roiiers, J. W. F., Apex. 

Rollers. M.. Bushnell. 

Rollins, B.F.. Elkin. 

Rose. J. W., LaGrange. 

Ro%vell, J. E.. Cleon. 

Rowell, S. J.. Cleon. 

R07. W. H.. Paint Fork. 

Royall, W. B.. Wake Forest. 

RoVal. Frank M.. Chin Kiang, China. 

Royal, R., Kelly. 

Ruppe, John. Byarsville. 

Sales, J.. Mt. Tabor. 

Sanderlin. G. \V.. Washinton. D. C. 

Sandling. R. C. Clinton. 

Saunders, B., Lilesville. 

Saunders. Samuel. Murfreesboro. 

Scarborough. C. W.. Murfreesboro. 

Seagraves. W. M., Jonesville. 

Sears. D. R.. Siler City. 

Segle, L. M., Spring Creek. 

Sellers, Lorenzo, Supply. 

Sentell, R. A., Sonoma. 

Settle. J. ¥.. Byrd. 

Settlemyre. G. W.. Henrietta. 

Setzer. A. W., Greenville. 

Shaver. J. M.. Dealville. 

Shaw. J. A.. Creswell. 

Sheets. Henry. Lexington. 

Shell. P. J., Altamont. 

Shell, J. T.. Petra Mills. 

Shell, L. C, Jonas Ridge. 

Shelly. N. A.. Burgaw. 

Shepherd. J. J., Brindletown. 

Sherrill, T. C. Jumbo. 

Sherwood. J. J. L.. Yerger. 

Shinn, J. L., Mooresville. 

Shumate. Jas.. Sparta. 

Silver, Thomas. Micaville. 

Simmons. S. F.. Jonesville. 

Simms. A. H.. Dillsboro. 

Simms, A. M.. Raleigh. 

Skinner. T. E., Raleigh. 

Sledge, J. W., Stallings. 

Smiley. J. S., Swain. 

Smith. James A.. Fair Bluff. 

Smith, J. E., So. Bap. Theo. Sem. 

Smith, J. L., Siler City. 

Smith. W. A.. West Durham. 

Soles, J., Mt. Tabor. 

Sorrells, J. C, Nealsville. 

Sorrell. W. M.. Gary. 

Southern, W. P.. Asheville. 

Sparks, J. C, Bakersville. 

Speight, T. T., Lewiston. 



Spence, J. R.. Polk. 
Spence. J. P., Hertford. 
Spilman, B. W., Raleigh. 
Sprinkle, A. J.i Peek. 
Stallings, J. N., Salisburv. 
Stallings, N. P.. Moyock.' 
Stamey, A.. Bliss. 
Stamey. E. A.. Lineback. 
Stanley, J. F.. Solitude. 
Stephens, M. A.. Lumberton. 
Stephenson, E G.. Raleigh. 
Stewart. J. L.. Clinton 
Stoker. A. P.. Denton. 
Stone. C. K.. Haystack. 
Stough. A. L., Pineville. 
Stradley, J. A., Oxford. 
Stringfield, O. L.. Raleigh. 
Summey, J. A.. Hannersville. 
Suttle J. W.. Smithfield. 
Swaim, S. D., Wilmington. 
Swaim. V. M . Cross Roads Church. 
Swain. E. L.. Shallotte. 
Tatum. E. F.. China. 
Talbirt, W. T., Concord. 
Tavlor, A. J., Chinquepin. 
Taylor, C. E.. Wake Forest. 
Taylor. E. L.. Rutherfordton. 
Taylor, T. J., Warrenton. 
Teeter. E. D., Locust Level. 
Tew, J. W., Iredell. 
Tew, D. T.. Clinton. 
Thomas. A. B., Silver. 
Thomas, C. A. G.. Fayetteville. 
Thomas, I. W.. Lenoir. 
Thomas, James. Bandana. 
Thomason, D. W.. Belmont. 
Thompson, K., Low Gap. 
Tilley, George V.. Winston. 
Thorn, J. B., Ferry. 
Toney, B. W., Sunshine. 
Townsend, J. T.. Carmichael. 
Tread way. E. R.. Cove Creek. 
Treadway, R. F.. Shelby. 
Trivett. J. W.. Dark Ridge. 
Tucker, Elihu. Bud. 
Tuttle. J. F., Clayton. 
Tvree, W. C, Dvu-ham. 
Utley, C. H., Wake Forest. 
Vanhoy, W. H., Hamptonville. 
Vann, R. T., Scotland Neck. 
Vernon, J. H., Cedar Grove. 
Vestal, M. M., Jonesville. 
Vinson. J. D., Cullasaja. 
Waff. W. B.. Reynoldson. 
Walker. N., New Castle. 
Wallen, Jesse. Marshall. 
Wallen, S.. Big Laurel. 
Ward, Benjamin, Marines. 
Walton, M. C, Wilmington. 



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APPENDIX. 



Watkins, G. T., Roxboro. 
Watson, W. F., Edenton. 
Watson. J. W., Chapel Hill. 
Wells. E. D., Magnolia. 
Weatherman, J. G.. Jennings. 
Weaver. R. W.. So. Bap. Theo. Sem. 
Webb, G. M. Shelbv. 
Welborn. T. M.. Trap Hill. 
Wells. C. G.. Warsaw. 
Welch. H. D.. Balsam. 
West, J. H., Downsville. 
West, W. C. Fayetteville. 
Wheelous, Z. W.. Gris.som. 
Whisnant. E. S., Maiden. 
White. J. A.. Taylorsville. 
White. J. E.. Raleigh. 
White. J. M., Apex. 
White, G. W.. Rockv Hock. 
White, M. P., Wilmington. 
Whitener. P. A., Morganton. 
Whiteside, Z. T., Uree. 
Whiteside, W. M., Rutherfordton. 
Whitlock. L. A., Silver. 
Willcox. A. G., Brinkleyville. 
Wilcox, William. Todd." 
Wild, J. M., Walnut Run. 
Wild. J. R.. Big Pine. 



Wilhoit, G. O., Ansonville. 
Williams, A. J.. Kapp's Mill. 
Williams, B. B., Harrellsville. 
Williams, C. B., Winton. 
Williams, C. C., Royal. 
Williams, J. M., Clover. 
Williams, O. P., Robbinsville. 
Wilson, L. A., Sutherlands. 
Wilson, Samuel, Bee Log. 
Wilson. W. H., Madison. 
Wood, T.G., Belcross. 
Wood, E. M., Cisco. 
Woodruff, C. E., Hickory. 
Woodson, C. J.. Gatesville. 
Woodward. J. S., Needmore. 
Wooten. E. W., Clarkton, 
Wooten. F. T.. Plvmouth. 
Wooten. R. W.. Ronda. 
Wright. N., Lark. 
Wright, J. W.. Felts. 
Wright, T. S.. Rockingham. 
Wright. W. L., Troy. 
Wyatt, W. J., Perth. 
Yarborough, J. H., Forest City. 
Yarborough, A., Lexington. 
Younce, Jacob, Dark Ridge. 
Young, A. W., Scaly. 



APPENDIX. 



75 



NUMEKICAL STATISTICS. 



Associations. 



Alexander 

Ashe and Alleghany 

Atlantic 

Beulah 

Bladen 

Brier Creek 

Brushv Mountain 

Caldwell 

Catawba River 

Cape Fear.. 

Cedar Creek 

Central 

Chowan 

Columbus 

Eastern 

Elkin 

Flat River. 

French Broad.. 

Green River 

Kings Mountain 

Liberty 

Little River 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus. 

Mitchell. 

Montgomery 

Mount Zion 

Pee Dee 

Piedmont 

Pilot Mountain .. 

Raleigh 

Robeson 

Sandy Creek 

Sandy Run 

South Fork ... 

South River 

South Yadkin 

Stanley 

Stony F'ork 

Tar River 

Three Forks 

Union 

West Chowan 

Yadkin 

Yancev 



P3 
>• 

m 
173 

So 

154 
29 
62 

2og 



122 
69 
152 

578 
81 

295 
94 

144 

"5 
288 
283 
126 
103 
225 
117 
120 
283 
233 

73 
235 
332 
195 
160 
173 
308 

84 
148 
i8t 

49 
498 
121 
229 
614 
204 

73 



Total. 



33 
30 
40 
37 
64 
51 
97 

163 
26 

173 
49 

108 
50 

181 

195 
22 

54 
219 
48 
38 
193 
136 

97 
61 

221 ■ 
131 
31 
171 

133 
53 
81 
73 

33 

2fil 

77 
159 
234 
59 
61 

4,290 



67 
28 

9 
20 

55 
54 
43 
34 

254 
26 

170 
15 
64 
70 
39 
35 
26 

54 
35 
80 
20 

123 
43 
II 
65 

186 
87 
42 
41 
56 

143 
35 
21 

19 
128 
62 
74 
104 
39 
28 



13 
77 
20 
32 
100 
31 
25 

1.570 



76 



13 

38 

19 

3 

57 
53 

24 
23 
14 
13 
16 

17 
54 
33 
32 
137 



1,214 



2,406 


16 


1,412 


33 


2,401 


33 


812 


10 


1,975 


17 


3,212 


31 


1,833 


19 


1,095 


25 


2, i86 


28 


2,361 


42 


1,721 


15 


3,264 


26 


8,352 


52 


1,054 


i8 


5,069 


60 


1,499 


25 


4,123 


33 


2,979 


30 


4,139 


41 


5,i68 


32 


2,277 


26 


2,272 


24 


I, 720 


20 


2,463 


28 


1, 110 


14 


5,390 


43 


2,574 


29 


1,540 


16 


3, 626 


44 


4,022 


50 


4,090 


39 


2,436 


40 


3,q«3 


24 


3,328 


35 


2,883 


31 


2,048 


24 


1,621 


14 


1,012 


22 


7,325 


78 


2,771 


32 


3,089 


26 


9,279 


47 


2,632 


35 


2,366 


23 



1,348 



76 



Al'PKNDIX 



SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



Associations. 



Alexander 

Ashe and Alleghany* 

Atlantic , 

Beulah 

Bladen 

Brier Creek 

Brushy Mountain 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

Cape Fear. 

Cedar Creek* 

Central. 

Chowan.. 

Columbus 

Eastern 

Elkin * 

Flat River 

French Broad* 

Green River 

Kings Mountain 

Liberty 

Little River 

Mecklenburg & Cabarrus 

Mitchell 

Montgomery 

Mount Zion 

Pee Dee 

Piedmont 

Pilot Mountain 

Raleigh 

Robeson 

Sandy Creek * 

Sandy Run 

South Fork 

South River 

South Yadkin 

Stanley 

Stony Fork 

Three Forks 

Tar River 

Union 

West Chowan 

Yadkin 

Yancey* 



Total 914 6,490 



280 

39 
108 

87 
56 
66 
106 
136 



495 

2,295 
258 
911 

1,076 
845 
707 
894 
928 



232 
630 
103 
266 



259 



220 
223 
133 
129 
145 
56 
55 
330 
1 88 
'52 
294 
246 



'25 
156 
145 
119 



128 

503 
170 
284 
87 



2,104 

4,330 

713 

2,027 



1,154 



1,943 
2,346 
1,247 
1,085 

1,363 
732 
321 
3,260 
1,482 
1,395 
3,009 
3,716 



677 

2,575 

297 

1,019 

1,163 

901 

773 
1,000 
1,064 



445. 36 
37.80 



2,336 

4,960 

816 

2,293 



1,413 



2,163 
2,569 
1, 370 
1,214 
1,508 
788 
376 
3,590 
1,660 
1,537 
3,303 
3,962 



35-33 
89.76 
123.87 

'558.88 
S48. 94 
88.65 



$ 19 10 



6,671.77 

"""zi.'ie 



40.02 

2.50 

61.75 



374- 03 



109.97 
203, 76 
10;. 84 
108. 27 
501.66 

82.35 

8.00 

769. 67 

321.87 

262. 94 



.S.-2 



413 

345 



570. 82 [ 2, 285 

I 2,619 

77.17 I 423 
425 



291 



926.82 



1,399 

1,539 

847 

715 
345 
1,076 
6,193 
1,595 
3,048 
1,479 



809 

1,565 

1,684 

966 

823 

345 
I, 204 
6,696 
1,765 
3,332 
1,566 



104.06 



9-73 

31.23 

1,001. 29 



85.20 



58,546 66,046 7,182.89 



48.32 
69.99 






= 
Of 



640 
432 
301 



2,283 

1,720 

33 « 

507 



I, ti6.94 


250 


1,535 

154 
4,240 
1,863 




1,794 
140 




855. 79 
729.69 


1,444 
1,883 


2,300 
3,695 



1,063 



460 1,250 

875 



19.83 



237. Si 

89.00 
4, 161.42 



173 
3,084 



20,013 47,549 



409 
4.';57 

916 
3,327 

636 



No report. 



APPENDIX 



TY 



FINANCIAL STATISTICS. 



Associations. 



Alexander 

Ashe and Alleghany 

Atlantic 

Beulah 

Bladen 

Brier Creek 

Brushy Mountain 

Caldwell 

Catawba River 

Cape Fear 

Cedar Creek 

Central 

Chowan 

Columbus County.. .. 

Eastern 

Elkin 

Flat River 

French Broad 

Green River 

Kings Mountain 

Liberty 

Little River 

Meck'burg & Cabarrus 

Mitchell County 

Montgomery 

Mount Zion 

Pee Dee 

Piedmont 

Pilot .Mountain 

Raleigh 

Robeson 

Sandy Creek 

Sandy Run 

South Fork , 

South River 

South Yadkin 

Stanley 

Stonev Fork 

Tar River , 

Three Forks 

Union 

West Chowan 

Yadkin 

Yancey 



358 

341 

5,115 

1,221 

831 

750 

835 

669 

1,152 

1,1441 

1,121 

4, 980, 

8,3i7i 

693: 

4,8911 

251 

4, 670J 

7131 
1,828 
3,461 
1,651! 
1,128: 
3,437| 
5001 
496! 



$ 121 



75 



102 

472 

338 

235 

938 

1,358 

55 

2,695 

1,148 

323 



169 

940 

236 

90 

1,135 

87 

82 



7,6321 2,085 
3,527 693 
3,387: 713 
4, iiij 2,844 
4,6221 1,316 
4,074 2,171 
1,963: 
1, 3921 
2, 5741 
3,085. 
2, 234 
850I 



112 

397 



471 
79 

I 5 

11,090 1,560 

650 7 

1,893 220 

7, 343 808 

963 1,803 

190 



Total 122,508115,0303,364 14,301 



I 15 



318 
310 
44 
161 



3,000 
819 



41 340 



5 
66 

31 
6 

311 

158 
57 



361 



130 

355 



330 
2,934 

185 
1, 100 
2,007 



977 
566 



19 
76 

257 



246 
556 
771 



12$ 
46 



92 
622 
730 

55 
440 

77 
294 



244 
238 
170 
100 
551 



39 
657 
310 
242 
598 
982 
547 
211 

91 
273 
522 
309 

72 

4 

1,482 

39 
"5 
669 

52 

13 



$ 61 

3 

250 

56 

74 

38 

215 

137 

211 

14, 37 

14! 89 

395i 520 

3321 453 

58 

231 

13 

534 

301 
171 
148 

77 
192 
570 

38 
384 



109 

47 

96 
105 

95 

50 

95 

29 

195 . . 

3471 369 

1951 269 

ii9i 303 

227! 393 

2841 475 

202: 211 

73 

77 



55 
36 

276 

25 

151 

306 



129 
261 

14 
125 

50 
188 
385 

57 
145 
799 

25 
5 



12,0804,1539,211 



ii 



5 
161 
191 

4 

58 



18 

291 

3 



9 

7 

225 

35 
24 
II 

117 
28 

179 
29 
43 

342 

391 
21 

224 
18 

184 

6 

79 

150 

299 

89 

175 

6 

34 
287 
248 
217 
320 
279 
377 
229 

29 
292 



170 

61 

6 

1,845 

31 

102 

610 

49 

4 



2,0778,152 



24 

3,304 

162 

72 



106 
105 



125 
236 
586 
24 
732 



2,287 
679 
153 
460 

53 



1,090 
822 
1,000 
2,003 
758 
547 
252 
373 
576 



130 



875 
45 
364 



$ 15 



$ 6i 



29,0321,112 835 



611 
484 

10,995 
1,866 
1,212 
1,257 
1,247 
1,131 
2,053 
1,678 
1,773 

11,575 

16,401 
1,048 

12, 191 
1,512 
7,878 
787 
3,642 
7,438 
3,428 
1,907 

7,369 

1,267 

796 

15,837 
6,810 
7,198 

12, 797 

10,977 
8,677 
4,355 
2,584 
5,961 
3,095 
5,132 
1,912 
204 

21,400 
1, 117 
3,496 

13,199 

3,098 

229 

389, 561 



78 



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